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Potential New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Postby Brian » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:12 am

This article has some pretty big news about Alzheimer's treatment.

This passage is 2 paragraphs down:

In a study of mice, a research team headed by Case Western University scientist Gary Landreth, Ph.D., found that bexarotene—a drug currently used to combat T cell lymphoma—helped the body clear out amyloid beta proteins. Alzheimer’s disease arises in large part from the body’s inability to clear these naturally occurring proteins. As amyloid beta levels increase they tend to aggregate and contribute to the so-called brain “plaques” found in Alzheimer’s disease.
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Re: Potential New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Postby Linnea » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:21 am

I got an email telling about the miracles of coconut oil in the diet of Alzheimers patients. Even if it doesn't work, and there are quite a few testimonials that claim it does, it's a good addition to your diet.
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Re: Potential New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Postby Brian » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:24 am

Linnea wrote:I got an email telling about the miracles of coconut oil in the diet of Alzheimers patients. Even if it doesn't work, and there are quite a few testimonials that claim it does, it's a good addition to your diet.


As long as it has some nutritional value, and people aren't paying exorbitant prices because they think it will cure Alzheimer's, I think it's fine. I have a big problem with homeopathic crap that people are selling making claims that it cures things, because that's basically selling people water and telling them it's medicine. But yeah, if you think coconut oil could work, and you can get it cheaply (and you're not ignoring medical advice) why not?
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Re: Potential New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Postby Linnea » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:45 am

Nope, it's very reasonably priced. I bought some because of the 'good' fat it offers and it's helped lower my cholesterol numbers significantly.

Here's a good article: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/features/cocgood.html
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Re: Potential New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Postby Brian » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:57 am

Linnea wrote:Nope, it's very reasonably priced. I bought some because of the 'good' fat it offers and it's helped lower my cholesterol numbers significantly.

Here's a good article: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/features/cocgood.html


That's great, Linnea. :)

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