COCONUT OIL IS ALZHEIMER'S CURE?
may be a form of diabetes.
When the brazen James Watson had his genome sequenced, he declined to find out whether he carried a gene variant that would increase his risk for Alzheimer's disease. Ditto for Steven Pinker. There are virtually no treatment or prevention options for those who have or are at risk for Alzheimer's. Nor do scientists fully understand what causes it, though for years, opposing camps have duked it out over hypotheses that have focused largely on brain abnormalities called plaques and others called tangles, neither of which has so far proved a good therapeutic target.
Now some experts are proposing an avant-garde way of approaching
the disease: as a form
of diabetes. Some even dub it "type 3 diabetes" or
"diabetes of the brain." The idea is that memory loss
and cognitive deterioration in at least some Alzheimer's patients
may be caused by low insulin or insulin resistance in the brain,
much as lack of production or poor response to insulin in the body
is central to the pathologies of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Effective
Alzheimer's treatments, then, might aim to boost brain insulin levels
or decrease resistance while addressing destructive factors like
oxidative stress. If the theory holds up, as early research
suggests, it could be a boon to a field scarred by disappointments
and dead ends.
At the same time, another faction has emphasized abnormal modifications of a protein called tau that results in so-called tangles, which also turn up in brains ravaged by Alzheimer's. But neither the plaques nor the tangles seem to account fully for the onset of the disease. Plaques often appear in the brains of elderly people without Alzheimer's, and some evidence suggests that tangles form later in the disease's progression, rather than triggering it. Nor has either abnormality yet proven to be a fruitful target for new drugs. Meanwhile, the pitched battles have done damage to the field. It's been "one army against another," a prominent researcher told me. "You see them fighting at meetings," she says, and you think, "Oh, shut up. Try to come up with something that fits both." --
*The latest new hope for a cure has failed.
July, 2012 -- Yes, the most closely watched experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s disease proved ineffective in its first large clinical trial, dealing a blow to conventional researchers, a theory about the cause of the disease, and most significantly to the three big pharma companies behind the drug.
And then there's this from a friend, subsequent to the posting of the above article.
for this valuable and precious tidbit of information. I recently
read a study that used high doses of b3 (niacinamide
form) on a population of rats with Alzheimer's and they had
complete reversal of symptoms.
Alzheimer's Cognitive Test A
Find the man in the coffee beans.
have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans within
Take the Alzheimer's Cognitive Test B
Find the letter C below. Do NOT use cursor for help.
No joke. If you were able to pass these tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your neurologist. Your brain is working great and you're far from having a close relationship with Alzheimer's disease.
to the power and corrupting influence of Big
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