[ExI] Alzheimer

rebelwithaclue at gmail.com rebelwithaclue at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 14:01:22 UTC 2011

Have you seen this:

Vascular risk factors promote conversion from mild cognitive impairment to
> Alzheimer disease
> *...*
> *Conclusion:* VRF increased the risk of incident AD dementia. Treatment of
> VRF was associated with a reduced risk of incident AD dementia. Although our
> findings are observational, they sugge



2011/4/22 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>

> On 22 April 2011 12:57, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM, J. Stanton  wrote:
>> <snip>
>> > Takeaway: more dietary cholesterol, more DHA, less n-6 seed oils, more
>> > saturated fat (with emphasis on coconut oil), less carbs.
>> So the paleo diet cures Alzheimer's as well now!  Really???!!!
> "Cure" may be too strong a word. But I had already thought myself that
> one's body biochemistry, besides being possibly a risk factor, is quite
> likely to influence one way or another the evolution of the disease *and/or
> of its symptoms and compensatory mechanisms* - as it does with practically
> everything which happens therein. And of course nutritional choices is one
> major factor which influences that biochemistry.
> How about going to something like this instead:
>> <http://www.alz.org/index.asp>
>> The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health
>> organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private,
>> nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.
>> See:
>> <http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_causes_risk_factors.asp>
>> Quote:
>> Scientists have identified factors that increase the risk of
>> Alzheimer’s. The most important risk factors—age, family history and
>> heredity—can't be changed, but emerging evidence suggests there may be
>> other factors we can influence.
> Thank you very much. I will check all that.
> Unfortunately, your quotations seem essentially to concern risk factors and
> strategies allegedly effective in preventing Alzheimer, but do not make any
> assumptions, not even far-fetched ones, as to what might be one way or
> another useful to somebody who already *has* Alzheimer.
> --
> Stefano Vaj
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