Although pharmaceutical companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few decades, we still do not have a meaningful treatment for Alzheimer's. In a recent comprehensive study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association the two most commonly prescribed drugs for Alzheimer's disease not only do not work, but may even affect brain function.
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In his inaugural speech, President Kennedy said: "The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining." We now know that Alzheimer's disease is, to a considerable extent, quite is avoidable. So let's get the ladder out and fix the roof.
Our most respected medical literature shows strong links between lifestyle options and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. For example, researchers at the Mayo Clinic showed that deriving most carbohydrate calories from carbohydrates was 89% more likely to have mild cognitive or adult dementia. In their study, consumers with the highest fat content even had a risk reduction of 44% . And this is in line with a study by the New England Journal of Medicine which shows how Alzheimer's risk increases with blood glucose measurements at rest, reflecting dietary habits.
Higher physical activity leads to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and also Parkinson's disease. Even a good vitamin D level appears to be associated with a significantly reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.