Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

alt text

BSN Stock Photo

(Best Syndication News) A Mediterranean diet will reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research from the United States. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and olive oil as the primary fat was associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment. This impairment is a stage between normal aging and dementia.

The diet was first categorized in the 1960s but did not become popular until the 1990s. It emphasizes abundant plant foods, fresh fruit as the typical daily dessert, olive oil as the principal source of fat, dairy products (principally cheese and yogurt), and fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts, zero to four eggs consumed weekly, red meat consumed in low amounts, and wine consumed in low to moderate amounts.

Midlife Onset of Diabetes Doubles Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease – Another Study Finds Mental Illness Not Related To Violence

Midlife Onset of Diabetes Doubles Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease – Another Study Finds Mental Illness Not Related To Violence

See Larger Image Below

(Best Syndication News) Research indicates that there is a link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes, especially if the onset of diabetes occurs in middle age. Twin studies performed in Sweden indicate that participants who got diabetes before the age of 65 had a 125 percent increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes

The association between the two diseases was less pronounced if the participant became diabetic after the age of 65. The researchers controlled for various risk factors including heredity and poverty which can contribute to both diseases. They believe that the risk may be greater in real life than what was discovered in the study. Insulin appears to shield the brain from toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease, so a healthy lifestyle may help prevent Alzheimer’s.

Type 2 Diabetes – Cognitive Decline seen Early on

alt text

BSN Stock Photo

[Best Syndication News] Slowing mental functions with semantic memory, verbal fluency, reaction time, and perceptual speed was seen with people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The study was first published in the January issue of Neuropsychology.

Researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada looked at a cross-section of people that have and have not been diagnosed with adult-onset Type 2 diabetes from the Victoria Longitudinal Study. In this study every three years healthy older adults are measured for biomedical, health, cognitive, and neurocognitive for signs of aging. In this study there were 41 adults that had type 2 diabetes, and 424 adults that did not have diabetes. Their range in age was between 53 through 90 years old.

The Mediterranean Diet looks like it might be the best way to Prevent Disease

The Mediterranean Diet looks like it might be the best way to Prevent Disease

stock photo

[Best Syndication News] If you are wondering which is the healthiest way to eat to ward off such things as heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease then you might want to change your eating habits to be most like the Mediterranean Diet.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

It is a diet that closely reflects that to the area of people that live in the Mediterranean. The name was coined by Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard University's School of Public Health back in the mid-1990s. Willett noticed a food pattern of people in Crete, most of Greece and the southern part of Italy during the 1960’s who seemed to have good health.

The Meditterranean Diet consists of eating primarily plant based foods of legumes, vegetables and fruit. The main staple of dietary fat comes from dairy products such as yogurt or cheese. Meat, such as fish and chicken are consumed only in moderate amounts. Eggs are eaten anywhere from 0 – 4 times per week. Red meat is consumed less frequently and also in small amounts. Wine is consumed, but only in low to moderate amounts.

Alzheimer’s disease Cure? Methylene Blue Ingredient in Rember MTC May Stop Decline And Help Patients Remember and Function

Alzheimer’s disease Cure?  Methylene Blue Ingredient in Rember MTC May Stop Decline And Help Patients Remember and Function

TauRx Image

(Best Syndication News) There has been some exciting research presented this week at the Alzheimer's Association’s International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008, but researchers caution against over-exuberance. The most promising drug presented at the conference in Chicago was Rember, which was developed by TauRx Therapeutics, Singapore.

The study involved 321 people with Alzheimer's at 17 centers in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Over a 24 week period patients were given either a placebo or the experimental drug. In phase IIb of research, the objective was to determine the side effects followed by a 60-week (blinded) active treatment extension. Pervious research involving animals showed benefits in cognitive ability and behavior.

Syndicate content
Share/Save/Bookmark

      

Post to Facebook

Important: The material on Best Syndication is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be advice. Authors may have or will receive monetary compensation from the company's product/s mentioned. You should always seek professional advice before making any legal, financial or medical decisions and this website cannot substitute or replace any trained professional consultation.
Use of this site means that you agree to our TERMS OF SERVICE

Advertise On This Site
Copyright © 2006-2015 By Best Syndication All Rights Reserved