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Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's Strengthens

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  • Alzheimer’s disease — for which there is no effective conventional treatment or cure — affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans and prevalence is projected to triple by 2050
  • Lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and sleep can have a significant impact on your risk. Prevention guidelines are included
  • Having one or two ApoE4 genes raises your lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s between 30 and 50 percent respectively. Meanwhile, research suggests high-carb diets can increase your risk of dementia by 89 percent, while high-fat diets lower it by 44 percent
  • Alzheimer’s disease is intricately connected to insulin resistance; even mild elevation of blood sugar is associated with an elevated risk for dementia
  • Curcumin may have long-term effects on your cognitive function by protecting against brain inflammation. Compared to controls, patients who took 90 mg of curcumin for 18 months experienced a 28 percent improvement in memory; brain scans also show they had less brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease

By Dr. Mercola

Alzheimer’s disease — for which conventional medicine believes there is no effective treatment or cure — currently affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans and prevalence is projected to triple by 2050. Within the next two decades, this severe and lethal form of dementia may affect as much as one-quarter of the U.S. population. Already, more than half a million Americans die from the disease each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer.  


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