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And while Alzheimer may be a ‘Type III’ Diabetes… This New Link still talks of a drug to counter it… vs. just getting 95% of sugar out of your diet.

Alzheimer’s disease linked to new Type 3 diabetes, new drug may help…

Dr Simon Ridley, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“We are pleased to have supported this early stage research, suggesting that this experimental diabetes drug could also promote the growth of new brain cells. While we know losing brain cells is a key feature of Alzheimer’s, there is a long way to go before we would know whether this drug could benefit people with the disease.”

“This research will help us understand the factors that keep nerve cells healthy, knowledge that could hold vital clues to tackling Alzheimer’s. With over half a million people in the UK living with the disease, learning more about how to keep our brain cells healthy is of vital importance. Funding for dementia research lags far behind that of other common diseases, but is essential if we are to realize the true potential of research like this.” Read Full Article Link here.

To think drugs are the answer to Diabetes is like trying to ‘cure’ your car while knowingly putting water-downed gas in it’s tank.

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

By MARK BITTMAN
 
Just in case you need another reason to cut back on junk food, it now turns out that Alzheimer’s could well be a form of diet-induced diabetes. That’s the bad news. The good news is that laying off soda, doughnuts, processed meats and fries could allow you to keep your mind intact until your body fails you.We used to think there were two types of diabetes: the type you’re born with (Type 1) and the type you “get.” That’s called Type 2, and was called “adult onset” until it started ravaging kids. Type 2 is brought about by a combination of factors, including overeating, American-style.

The idea that Alzheimer’s might be Type 3 diabetes has been around since 2005, but the connection between poor diet and Alzheimer’s is becoming more convincing… read more of this NewYork Times Blog

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