Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
Many genetic and environmental risk factors have been pointed to as causing Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 14 million baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are expected to develop Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases. An estimated cost exceeding $52 trillion for their care threatens to bankrupt the United States government. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP relates that only early recognition and preventative strategies offer any hope of halting the progression of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
A rather recent epidemic, Alzheimer’s disease first appeared about 100 years ago. The incidence has especially exploded during the last 50 to 60 years. In the United States, 10% of those in their sixties suffer from Alzheimer’s, increasing to 20% of those living into their seventies, and affecting an astounding 30% in their eighties.
A research team led by Professor Nigel Hooper at the University of Leeds (England) published: Prion protein-mediated neurotoxity of amyloid-ß oligomers requires lipid rafts and the transmembrane LRP1 in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Alzheimer’s disease develops when clumps of amyloid proteins form variously shaped “sticky balls”. The amyloid balls attach to brain cell surface proteins called prions, causing the brain cells to malfunction and d
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