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Restricted blood flow to brain (from cardiovascular disease) leads to Alzheimer’s

In alzheimer's, brain function, cardiovascular disease and alzheimer's, coQheart, heart, memory optimizer, mental acuity, restricted blood flow to brain, vivix on December 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

 

Public Release: 24-Dec-2008
 Neuron
Brain starvation as we age appears to trigger Alzheimer’s
A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be a major trigger of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study from Northwestern University has found when the brain doesn’t get enough sugar glucose — as when cardiovascular disease restricts blood flow to the brain — a process is launched that produces the sticky clumps of protein that appear to be a cause of Alzheimer’s. 
 NIH/National Institute on Aging, MetLife Foundation, Northwestern University

Contact: Marla Paul
Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

 

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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

    Lead-Contaminated Vitamins!

    In allergy, cleanses, digestion, Fertility, metal poisoning, vitamins on October 13, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Drop-wrist?  Blue line on gums?  Anxiety?  You may have lead contamination.

    The FDA uncovers that lead is found in many vitamins.  Shaklee vitamins do not contain lead! 

    Lead toxicity (emedicine, Wikepedia) lowers the immune system, causes neurological (ADD, memory & anxiety) and fertility problems. 

    Symptoms and effects

    The symptoms of chronic lead poisoning include neurological problems, such as reduced cognitive abilities, or nausea, abdominal pain, irritability, insomnia, metal taste in oral cavity, excess lethargy or hyperactivity, chest pain, headache and, in extreme cases, seizure and coma. There are also associated gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, poor appetite, weight loss, which are common in acute poisoning. Other associated effects are anemia, kidney problems, and reproductive problems.

    In humans, lead toxicity sometimes causes the formation of a bluish line along the gums, which is known as the “Burton’s line”, although this is very uncommon in young children. Blood film examination may reveal “basophilic stippling” of red blood cells, as well as the changes normally associated with iron-deficiency anemia (microcytosis and hypochromia). However, basophillic stippling is also seen in unrelated conditions, such as megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 (colbalamin) and folate deficiencies.[14]

    Lead affects the peripheral and central nervous system. The most common sign of peripheral neuropathy due to chronic lead poisoning is painless wristdrop (weakness of the extensor muscles of hand) which usually develops after many weeks of exposure.

    A direct link between early lead exposure and extreme learning disability has been confirmed by multiple researchers and child advocacy groups.

    A May 2000 study by economic consultant Rick Nevin theorizes that lead exposure explains 65% to 90% of the variation in violent crime rates in the U.S.[15][16]. A July 2007 paper by the same author claims to show a strong association between preschool blood lead and subsequent crime rate trends over several decades across nine different countries[17]. These results were discussed in a July 2007 Washington Post article, reviving interest in the subject[18]. Nevin’s results reflect peer reviewed findings by Dartmouth Political Scientist Roger D. Masters,[19] [20]and similar work is being done by other researchers. Amherst economist Jessica Reyes’ working paper[21] and Masters’ work are both pre-publication and available online.

    —Wikipedia

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