Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Plaques & Tangles, 2

According to Professor Rudolph Tanzi, an Alzheimer’s researcher at Harvard, “…the brain must be saved by stopping neuroinflammation." As researchers take another look at plaques and tangles and their link with Alzheimer’s, some are saying that it’s possible that beta-amyloid plaques are merely the body’s reaction to the continuing assault of chronic inflammation on the brain rather than the cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Inflammation is a society-wide epidemic that’s implicated not only in dementia but in cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes, to name a few. Some are beginning to hypothesize that inflammation may underpin most chronic illnesses. It can be triggered by many different things, some of which are preventable. No one can prevent everything but likely everyone can do something in the area of prevention. In my brain’s opinion, that is definitely ‘good news!’

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