Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Inflammation and the Brain, 3

Unfortunately, inflammation does far more than just impact your Gastrointestinal system. It affects the brain, as well. A study abstract (Inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease) released by the National Institutes of Health discovered a correlation between brain inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. It read in part: “Inflammation clearly occurs in pathologically vulnerable regions of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain, and it does so with the full complexity of local peripheral inflammatory responses. In the periphery, degenerating tissue and the deposition of highly insoluble abnormal materials are classical stimulants of inflammation. Likewise, in the AD brain damaged neurons and neurites and highly insoluble amyloid beta peptide deposits and neurofibrillary tangles provide obvious stimuli for inflammation.” Reducing unhelpful inflammation is another reason to get serious about a Longevity Lifestyle.

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