A food that you probably eat all the time may be dramatically increasing your risk of Alzheimer's.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat, and a concerning new finding indicates that that may be true when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease as well.
Scientists in New York found that grilled and flame-broiled meats may be incredibly bad for your brain, so you may want to think twice before firing up the grill this upcoming 4th of July, according to a Bel Marra Health report.
The number of Americans who are 65 and older will top 7 million within the upcoming decade, and Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in the medical community. Preventative measures may be key to keeping the degenerative condition at bay, and avoiding grilled and fried meats may be one way to do that. Scientists believe that animal products that are heat-processed have high levels of “glycation end-products” (AGEs) which appears to raise the risk of disease in the body.
In a clinical study involving health people at least 60 years of age, scientists found that those who had high AGE levels tended to be less healthy than those with lower levels.
So what’s the best diet? Basically, the same one the medical community has been pushing for a very long time: rich in seafood, poultry, beans, whole grains and fruits and vegetables.
There is some good news for those who currently have Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the Buck Institute have just come out with a new study that indicates that it’s possible to reverse memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease.
It was a small study featuring just 10 patients, but it represents a breakthrough new result that offers hope to sufferers of the degenerative brain condition. The study involved a complex 36-point therapeutic personalized program that involved changes in diet, brain stimulation, exercise, better sleep, pharmaceuticals, and vitamins.
“The magnitude of improvement in these ten patients is unprecedented, providing additional objective evidence that this programmatic approach to cognitive decline is highly effective,” said author Dale Bredesen, MD, a professor at the Buck Institute and professor at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UCLA. “Even though we see the far-reaching implications of this success, we also realize that this is a very small study that needs to be replicated in larger numbers at various sites.”