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  1. -07-28-08 Statins May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease (Newsweek)
      "A study appearing Monday in the journal Neurology found that statins dramatically reduced the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease among a group of subjects 60 years and older. 'It suggests that if you took statins before dementia set in, you might be 50% less likely to develop the condition,' says Mary Haan, an epidemiology professor at the University of Michigan and the study's lead author. 'That's a really big effect.' " 07-08

  2. -09-06-09 Twenty Percent Fewer May Get Alzheimer's (MSNBC News)
      "Scientists have found three new major genetic links to Alzheimer's, affecting up to 20 percent of people with the brain-wasting disease, and said on Sunday it was the most significant such discovery in 15 years." 09-09

  3. Unhealthy Habits Mar Thinking and Memory Skils (MSNBC News)
      "Previous research has linked declining thinking and memory skills with unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, abstaining completely from alcohol, not getting enough physical activity, and not eating enough fruits and vegetables daily."

      "Over a 17-year period, adult men and women who accumulated the most versus the least number of unhealthy behaviors were nearly three times more likely to show poor thinking skills, and about two times more likely to have declining memory, Sabia and colleagues report in the American Journal of Epidemiology." 09-09

Papers
  1. Extended Family with Alzheimer's Gene May Have Key to Prevention (CBS News)
      "An extended family in Colombia with a genetic mutation causing Alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday."

  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Reduce Risk of Dementia (NeuroScienceNews)
      "The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet."

  3. How to Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease (U.S. News)
      "We all want to dodge the Alzheimer's bullet. And lucky us, Mother Nature has counterbalanced the power of our hard-wired genes by allowing multiple lifestyle choices to greatly influence our aging. Read: Your destiny is not fated; you do have some control." 09-09

  4. Preventing Alzheimer's Disease With a Vaccine (NewScientist.com)Suggests that Alzheimer's plaques may be an immune response that could be treated by vaccines. 05-16

    • Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease with Diet (CBS News)
        "Want to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease by some 40 percent?" 04-10

    • Regular Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Dementia (MSNBC News)
        "Older people who exercise three or more times a week are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, according to a study that adds to the evidence that staying active can help keep the mind sharp."

        "Researchers found that healthy people who reported exercising regularly had a 30 to 40 percent lower risk of dementia."

    • Research: Folic Acid May Prevent Alzheimer's (US News)
        "Here's another plug for broccoli and leafy green vegetables: The folic acid they contain may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease." 01-07

    • Treating Alzheimer's Disease With Exercise (Time.com)
        "At the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in July 2015, scientists report some encouraging news about the benefits of exercise. In the first studies to look at physical activity among people already diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s, moderate to high intensity workouts may not only slow down the biological symptoms of Alzheimer’s—but may lead to improvements in cognitive functions as well." 07-15

       
       


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