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Why Scientists Are Still Flummoxed by Alzheimer’s

Preventing memory loss and restoring it once it's gone is the holy grail of brain science. In the United States alone, an estimated 5 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease. But recently, unexpected and disappointing findings have underlined just how difficult it is to develop therapies for cognitive decline.

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Dr. Barry Sears

This article illustrates a classic case of pursuing a dead end in spite of the data.  A far more promising route for treating Alzheimer’s appears to be the increase of resolution in the brain. All you need to test it in humans is to give high levels of EPA and DHA to provide the precursors to make resolvins in the brain that resolve neuroinflammation.

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