Alzheimer's Disease

Matthew Capowski

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1/3 of Alzheimer's cases preventable?

From the journal article:

After accounting for non-independence between risk factors, around a third of Alzheimer's diseases cases worldwide might be attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors. Alzheimer's disease incidence might be reduced through improved access to education and use of effective methods targeted at reducing the prevalence of vascular risk factors (eg, physical inactivity, smoking, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, and diabetes) and depression.

See the study online at the Lancet: Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease: an analysis of population-based data: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(14)70136-X/abstract.
 

Matthew Capowski

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Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s http://neurosciencenews.com/microbes-alzheimers-neurology-3826/

“We are saying there is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has a dormant microbial component, and that this can be woken up by iron dysregulation. Removing this iron will slow down or prevent cognitive degeneration – we can’t keep ignoring all of the evidence,” Professor Douglas Kell said.​
 
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