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Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease are Seen Early

Swedish researchers reviewed 47 studies, involving over 10,000 people. The studies, published between 1983 and 2003; 1200 of the subjects had preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and eventually developed the disease and 9,000 of the subject s were healthy. The research appeared in the July 2005 issue of the journal Neuropsychology. The researchers noticed that cognitive problems in Read More …

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Alzheimer’s Disease

Research appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience (December 26, 2007, Vol 27, Issue 52, pp 14299-14307) shows that DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) can increase the production of a protein that helps to block enzymes that are responsible for producing the plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease. The research, found that DHA increases a protein, called Read More …

Folic Acid Protects from Alzheimer’s Disease

Eat your vegetables and protect yourself from dementia. Vegetables are high in folic acid; the word “folic’ comes from the word “foliage”. Adequate folic acid levels may protect you from dementia. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, affecting about 13 million people worldwide. By mid century the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is Read More …

Folic Acid and Cognition

A study published in The Lancet (2007 Jan 20:369(9557)208-16) involved 818 subjects who took either 800 mcg of folic acid per day, or a placebo for three years. The subjects had homocysteine levels that were between 13 and 26 micromoles per liter at the start of the study. The group receiving the folic acid had Read More …

Alzheimer’s Disease and Green Tea

What exactly is epigallocatechin-3-gallate? It is also called EGCG, and it is a compound found in green tea. Research appearing in the September 21, 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience studied the effect of EGCG on the brains of mice genetically programmed to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The mice were given EGCG injections every day Read More …

Alzheimer’s and Curry

The lowest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the world is in villages in India. Only about 1% of Indians over the age of 65 get the disease. Curcumin is an antioxidant found in turmeric. Turmeric is a perennial plant, botanically related to ginger that is native to India, China and Indonesia. It is a component Read More …

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease are Seen Early

Swedish researchers reviewed 47 studies, involving over 10,000 people. The studies, published between 1983 and 2003; 1200 of the subjects had preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and eventually developed the disease and 9,000 of the subject s were healthy. The research appeared in the July 2005 issue of the journal Neuropsychology. The researchers noticed that cognitive problems in Read More …