At regular time intervals, we would like to draw your attention to current reports on the Internet that are closely related to our core topic of lifestyle-oriented and self-responsible prevention and treatment of dementia and its relevance. The opinions expressed there should stimulate a critical exchange of views. They do not necessarily reflect the positions we hold, but in all cases they enrich the basis for discussion. t the end of each press article, we refer to our scientifically based KsD articles - please make up your own mind!
The fact that fructose hardly raises blood glucose levels due to its low glycemic index and is largely metabolized independently of insulin has led to the assumption in the past that it has a beneficial effect on health. New studies prove that fructose is less beneficial than previously thought.
Highly processed foods and neuronal health: is there also a link with other neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis?
Recently, we reported on "Knowledge stops dementia" about (ultra)processed food, also known as fast food, and the associated risk to [...]
A rolling stone gathers no moss. This simple saying also hits the nail on the head when it comes to dementia prevention. This is now also confirmed by a large number of scientific studies. New findings show that there is far more leeway in the recommendations for daily exercise routines than previously assumed.
Since 2022 the team of the project "Knowledge stops Dementia" started to refer on a regular base to current contributions from the world wide web which have a close relation to our core topic, the early detection of individual risk factors and thus the lifestyle-oriented and self-responsible prevention and treatment of dementia-related diseases. The opinions expressed in the following articles should serve as a stimulus for critical discussion. They do not necessarily correspond to the positions we hold, but in all cases, they enrich the basis for discussion. Occasionally, we also refer to current freely available studies at the end – please make up your own mind!
The link between exposure to environmental pollutants and Alzheimer's disease, although not fully proven, has been documented in numerous scientific studies for years. People who are exposed to pollutants and have higher blood levels of toxic and harmful substances have a higher risk of developing dementia.
Nutrition-related dementia research has generated a flood of promising data in recent years, focusing on the amount of certain nutrients or ingredients in the diet. More recently, many people's diets have changed, and researchers are beginning to focus on a different component of the diet: Ultra-processed foods, also known as fast foods.
Breaking News: Possible fraud in Alzheimer’s research puts the “Amyloid-plaque theory” into question!
The Amyloid theory is accepted to date as the major justification for the development of Alzheimer's disease and has guided the focus of research in this area. According to this theory, the formation of amyloid plaques, often also referred to as senile plaques, that is, abnormal deposits of the amyloid beta protein (Aβ) in the brain would be the direct cause for the symptoms of this type of dementia. This theory was born in the first description of the disease in 1907, when Alois Alzheimer found a large amount of those plaques distributed in the brain of his famous patient Auguste Deter, when examining her brain after her death. In 1984, Aβ was identified as the main component of the plaques.
Before heading out for the summer break, the team of Knowledge stops Dementia, would like to inform you about an exciting study result, which this time is not about dementia, but about a rarer, but very serious, incurable disease of the central and peripheral nervous system: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS for short.
The risk for developing the sporadic late-onset form of Alzheimer's disease is attributable to an interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Among the genetic factors, it is well known that the presence of the APOE4 gene considerably increases the risk of developing the disease. Among environmental risk factors, lifestyle measures (such as diet, sleep quality, physical activity, and mental training) and exposure to toxic agents have great importance for prevention, since they can be modified both at the individual level and through collective health policies. Despite its relevance, the effect of exposure to toxins has not been properly studied: the number of articles published on this subject is limited, and occur mostly in journals on environment and toxins rather than in medical journals.