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Genetic Score May Help Predict Alzheimer’s

Researchers say they've developed a genotype-related test that can predict the onset of dementia in older people. It's estimated that 5.5 million U.S. adults are now living with Alzheimer's disease. The large majority of these people (5.3 million) are over the age of 65. The costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's are also significant.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
At least we know that the ApoE allele that is associated with Alzheimer’s is related to decrease transport of EPA and DHA into the brain thus reducing the likelihood of resolving existing neuroinflammation.  That can be overcome by supplementation with high-dose fish oil.  There appears to a lack of molecular mechanisms that may be explained by these new markers.  Even if you have the ideal marker, you still need a therapeutic intervention.  To date, high fish oil remains the best candidate.

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