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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced heart problems as the major killer in the UK—at least for women. A similar pattern has been seen in the US, too, where the rate of coronary heart disease has fallen by 20 per cent since the 1980s.
Radiation from CT (computerised tomography) or CAT scans could be increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Just having two of the medical tests in a lifetime starts changing our brain molecules, a new research paper has discovered.
It’s not just red wine that can be good for us, beer also has a part in play. Regularly drinking a pint or two seems to protect against the build-up of sticky plaques in the brain, which have been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Sticky plaques—which medicine has believed cause Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—are actually protecting the brain after infection, new research has found. This means that Alzheimer’s drug therapy for the past 30 years has been wrong.
Inflammation is recognised as playing a big part in many chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers—and now scientists have come up with five foods that can prevent it, and even reverse the process once it’s started.
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—the sweetener in many fruit drinks and desserts—could be the trigger for a range of chronic diseases, from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder), scientists believe.
Here are the missing pieces of the Alzheimer’s puzzle: a simple test to predict your risk and a few key supplements to prevent cognitive decline