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An Early Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease

One of Shayna McClelland's assignments is to follow the Mediterranean diet. "Is it Alzheimer's?" That's the common first question whispered by people who see their parents develop confusion, garbled speech and loss of memory. A fair concern, since Alzheimer's is at the root of 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Alzheimer’s is an inflammatory disease, so the best defense is an anti-inflammatory diet.  The reason that ApoE-4 is predictive of Alzheimer’s is that particular genetic phenotype has difficulty transporting EPA and DHA into the brain to reduce neuro-inflammation that is the ultimate drive of the disease.

 

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