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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Alzheimer's

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  • Alzheimer’s disease, which remains incurable and is now the third leading cause of death among older people, continues to capture attention in the media and at research labs worldwide
  • Given the well-known genetic links to the disease, researchers from a leading biomedical research facility affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, have identified how the ApoE4 gene contributes to Alzheimer’s and a potential means of fixing the faulty gene
  • While half of all people are affected by Alzheimer’s by age 85, there are many controllable lifestyle factors that can help you reduce your risk of becoming a statistic of this mind-robbing disease
  • It’s not a surprise that a breakthrough protocol called ReCODE makes use of nutritional ketosis, validating my belief that restoring mitochondrial function is a cornerstone of successful Alzheimer's treatment
  • If you’re still waiting for a good reason to consider a ketogenic diet, reduce your carb and sugar intake, get more exercise and quality sleep, and optimize your omega-3s, those lifestyle changes are well worth the effort because they can help lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

By Dr. Mercola

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the incidence of which increases as you age and doubles every five years beyond age 65. The National Institute on Aging suggests Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death for older people, falling behind heart disease and cancer. Currently, there is no cure for this irreversible, progressive brain condition.


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