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Posted by Sapphire [422.532] on August 24, 2004 at 22:49:43:

Draining Brain Toxins May Slow Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDayNews) -- Reducing levels of specific toxins in the brain may help stabilize cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (news - web sites) patients.

That's the finding of preliminary research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, published in the August issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.


The toxins under study are called isoprostanes, compounds that accumulate in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and cause the death of cells involved in memory and language.


Researchers controlled the levels of isoprostanes in eight Alzheimer's patients by fitting them with specially designed shunts that drained their cerebral spinal fluid. Over a year, isoprostane levels in these patients declined by about 50 percent, compared to Alzheimer's patients who took only standard oral medications.


In a paper-and-pencil cognitive test, the scores of the patients with the shunts remained stable over 12 months. The scores of patients without the shunt declined by 20 percent.


Nearly 100 Alzheimer's patients have been recruited for the next phase of the study, which is being conducted at Stanford University.




Re: Brain Drain (Archive in alzheimers.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on August 25, 2004 at 08:37:18:

In Reply to: Brain Drain posted by Sapphire [422.532] on August 24, 2004 at 22:49:43:

Thanks, Sapphire.

Well, Duh! This will undoubtedly help but it highlights the allopathic penchant of "one cause to one problem" which is erroneus. Nutrition, keeping active mentally, regular exercise AND reducing toxins will ultimately be the most effective--more mechanism to add later as discovered.

Walt



Re: Brain Drain (Archive in alzheimers.)

Posted by Sapphire [422.532] on August 25, 2004 at 11:41:21:

In Reply to: Re: Brain Drain (Archive in alzheimers.) posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on August 25, 2004 at 08:37:18:

Dr. Stoll,

Yes, isn't that just typical of the allopathic prescription: abuse the body, take drugs, eat junk, no exercise, and when the Alzheimer's set in, then for a hefty surgical fee, just put a shunt in the brain in to try to repair the damage. Unbelievable!

Sapphire

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Re: Brain Drain

Posted by Ron [205.81] on August 25, 2004 at 22:02:13:

In Reply to: Brain Drain posted by Sapphire [422.532] on August 24, 2004 at 22:49:43:

Hi Sapphire,

There is mounting evidence that alzheimers is a result of mini-strokes.
http://www.drmirkin.com/morehealth/8955.html

The presence on any aluminum in the brain is more likely to be a result than a cause of Alzheimers.
http://www.drmirkin.com/archive/6325.html




Re: Brain Drain

Posted by ~CT [105.1287] on August 26, 2004 at 09:10:46:

In Reply to: Re: Brain Drain posted by Ron [205.81] on August 25, 2004 at 22:02:13:

Research the demetia/alzheimer's connection to aspartame.

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