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Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests Inch Forward, but Treatments Are Still Lacking

Kathy Stack's memory loss began with the little things: losing her wallet, taking a wrong turn, forgetting someone's name. In 2013 at the age of 68, she visited her neurologist, who sent her to a memory loss specialist. He told her she had a 50-50 chance of developing full-blown Alzheimer's disease within five years.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

First, there are not “hundreds of great drugs” to treat Alzheimer’s. In fact, the number of “great drugs” for this disease is closer to zero.  Second, it was demonstrated more than a decade ago that individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s have double the AA/EPA ratio as age-matched individuals. Of course, if you reduce a high AA/EPA ratio with high-dose fish oil, then you will reduce neuroinflammation.  That’s the mark of a great drug for Alzheimer’s.

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