A new animal model sheds light on the dark mystery of Alzeheim disease. A molecule called MEG 3 is capable of causing human brain cells to die, making it a potential risk factor for Alzeheimer's disease.
D-tagatose, a comparatively lesser-known simple sugar, has been shown to lower blood sugar, particularly in studies of diabetics. Given the link between diabetes and dementia, this sugar could be used as a brain-friendly alternative to conventional industrial sugars.
An Australian study found that antibody drugs for Alzheimer's, such as aducanumab and lecanemab, can reduce brain volumes. Despite successful reduction of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid-beta deposits, the benefit of these drugs remains questionable. They slow cognitive decline only slightly and have severe side effects. The study also suggests that these drugs promote the cardinal structural symptom of Alzheimer's disease, brain atrophy. Thus, they increase the risk of brain tissue loss, a direct cause of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease.
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 situation is escalating: While the number of Alzheimer's patients in Germany and worldwide is increasing dramatically, a pharmacological [...]
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.