Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

MND BRIEF: Butter flavoring implicated in Alzheimer’s

MND BRIEF: Butter flavoring implicated in Alzheimer’s

From an article in Chemical Research in Toxicology [1], Diacetyl (DA) aggravates beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s. Problem is besides pop corn butter flavoring, DA is present in many food. Is that News? Yes and no.  We published a post [2] in Dec 2010 discussing another study that shows DA could …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Alzheimer’s: Does Aricept work?

IN BRIEF: Alzheimer’s: Does Aricept work?

  From Bob DiMarco [1,2} it seems that the verdict is a thoughtful “yes”,  Aricept can help against Alzheimer’s and should be tried, Doctor permitting. Aricept [or Donepezil the medical name], attempts to elevate the reduced cholinergic neurotransmission which affects both the Peripheral Nervous System and the Central Nervous System.  …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Some Alzheimer’s Medications Seem More Effective For Women than For Men

IN BRIEF: Some Alzheimer’s Medications Seem More Effective For Women than For Men

Elsevier is about to publish an article that is a little bit troubling: Some individuals with Alzheimer’s  are taking cholinesterase inhibitors [7], and the benefits seem to be strongly gender dependent: ” Among women, a higher PI (i.e., greater duration of use) of cholinesterase inhibitors was associated with slower progression… …Read the Rest

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

MND:The diagnosis help tool is a Proteomic Pattern Analysis (PPA) of cerebrospinal fluid In layman term: the set of various protein in cells is call proteome. In Proteomic pattern analysis, the proteome of cells from various tissues is analyzed. This is not a simple method, below is a photograph of  typical …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

MND: Most of us have heard of the risks of using unclad aluminum cooking utensils. There is serious controversy on the subject: For example    The Diet Channel by   John Messmer, MD claims that “a person using uncoated aluminum cookware and storing all food in aluminum containers is likely to absorb about three …Read the Rest

Study on  Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray

Study on Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray

MND: The idea of Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray seems preposterous, but let us examine. MND:Quoting Israel21 “…Using part of a drug that was previously tested as an influenza drug, we’ve managed to successfully induce an immune response against amyloid proteins in the blood vessels,” says Dr. Dan Frenkel …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s disease:  Immunotherapy is explored

Alzheimer’s disease: Immunotherapy is explored

MND: Several clinical trials are ongoing trying to use immunitherapy as a new tack against Alzheimer’s MND: This follows an abstract on IngentaConnect :”Morgan D. (Alzheimer’s Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA) Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease (Key Symposium). J Intern Med 2011; 269: 54-63. Abstract” MND: The risks …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s:Chronic mild cerebrovascular dysfunction proposed as a cause of the disease

Alzheimer’s:Chronic mild cerebrovascular dysfunction proposed as a cause of the disease

MND: A study is proposing Chronic mild cerebrovascular dysfunction as a cause for Alzheimer’s. (Here is a link to the paper from “Experimental Gerontology” enterred in the ScienceDirect Data base). Note that this comes out of psychiatric department in Austria. Doesn’t that ring a bell? Remember the brouhaha about   CCSVI …Read the Rest

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation, Part II

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation, Part II

MediNewsDigest: Following our recent post on Body’s Iron Regulation , comes a link to a ScienceDirect entry about Korean study of the ” Influence of iron-overload on DNA damage “ MediNewsDigest: Quoting the Korean article:”…..The potential genotoxicity of dietary iron have been seldom studied in human leukocyte and only few reports …Read the Rest

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation

MediNewsDigest: The thesis of this work is that “…. literature evidence suggesting that the degenerative effects of many diseases and toxicological insults converge on iron dysregulation..”  So the author, DB Kell, proposes that “…iron chelators plus antioxidants,either  through nutritional or pharmacological interventions. Iron Chelation Definition: A substance which binds iron and then …Read the Rest

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