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Alzheimer’s preventable in many cases, doctor says

Daily News Staff Writer Americans know that exercising and eating right can help protect against heart disease. But when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, people often don't do anything until memory loss has already started, according to Dr. Richard Isaacson, director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Alzheimer’s is a near-inflammatory disease.  It’s known that individuals with high levels of cellular inflammation 25 years before any diagnosis of dementia are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.  Also in age-matched elderly individuals, those with Alzhemier’s and dementia have twice the AA/EPA ratio as those who have normal cognition. If you want to reduce Alzheimer’s, I would suggest following an anti-inflammatory diet for life.

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