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Alzheimer’s preventable in many cases, doctor says

If You Go What: Weill Cornell Medical College health symposium. Speakers include Dr. Richard Isaacson on Alzheimer's prevention; Dr. Phyllis August on hypertension and the brain; and Dr. Holly Andersen, on keeping the heart young and healthy When: 9:15 a.m. to noon, March 9 Where: The Four Season, 2800 S.

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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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