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New Study Identifies 9 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases could be attributed to nine risk factors that are potentially fixable, according to a new study released Thursday. Researchers linked obesity, carotid artery narrowing, low educational attainment, depression, high blood pressure, frailty, smoking habits, high levels of homocysteine (an amino acid), and type 2 diabetes in the Asian population to about two-thirds of global Alzheimer's cases in a recent analysis of existing data.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age.  Not much you can do about that.  The next biggest factor is neuroinflammation that is best treated by high-dose fish oil.


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