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Collagen helps Alzheimer’s

In aging, alzheimer's, collagen, memory, protein, vitamin c on December 14, 2008 at 4:18 pm

 

brain-functions

Collagen May Help Protect Brain Against Alzheimer’s Disease 

  • (December 11, 2008) — Scientists have discovered that a certain type of collagen, collagen VI, protects brain cells against amyloid-beta proteins, which are widely thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease. … > full story

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OUR COMMENTS:

What is collagen

  • Collagen forms connective tissues which hold all organs in place.
  • It’s made from amino acids in proteins and is dependent on  Vitamin C.
  • Antioxidants protect it.
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    Weak collagen?

    • scurvy, loss of teeth, bleeding gums, skin discoloration, unhealed wounds
    • too little vitamin C leads to lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

    Sources of collagen?

    • cows, pigs, human fat cells, human placenta, aborted babies
    • proteinvitamin C