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Alzheimer’s Animal Study Hints At Gene Therapy’s Potential Promise

Gene therapy might one day offer a way to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, new research in mice suggests. Scientists at Imperial College London used a modified virus to deliver a gene called PGC1-alpha into the brain cells of mice. Previous research suggests this gene may prevent the formation of a protein called amyloid-beta peptide.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There are three other ways to increase the levels of PGC1-alpha in the brain other than gene therapy.  These are exercise, calorie restriction, and polyphenol supplementation.  These three diet and lifestyle generators of PGC1-alpha are something you can start right now.

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