The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s

Have you ever considered their might be a connection with the amount of sugar in your diet and your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

A high-carb diet, and the resulting high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline. In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally referred to as “Type 3 Diabetes”, It’s increasingly looking like Alzheimer’s is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet.
A longitudinal study published Thursday in the journal Diabetologia, followed 5,189 people over 10 years and found that people with high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar—whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic. In other words, the higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline.
There are several theories out there to explain the connection between high blood sugar and dementia.Here are some:
  1. Diabetes can weaken blood vessels, which increases the likelihood that you’ll have ministrokes in the brain, causing various forms of dementia.
  2. A high intake of simple sugars can make cells, including those in the brain, insulin resistant, which could cause the brain cells to die.
  3. Obese people releass cytokines, or inflammatory proteins, that can also contribute to cognitive deterioration
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Regain Your Brain

Many people don’t realize that by the time you begin experiencing symptoms of cognitive decline, your diet and lifestyle has been affecting your brain’s health for decades. There is now a massive (and growing!) body of research that proves that we can not only prevent loss of brain function, but we can actually regain it at any age.

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s is expected to grow from 5 million Americans today to more than 15 million by 2050.

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The Deadly Lipoprotein A

Recent research suggests that blood levels of Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a) may be an important marker for the risk developing of heart disease. However, measurements of Lp(a) are not widely available and are seldom used in routine clinical practice.

The most dangerous particle when it comes to heart disease is genetically-determined, meaning your family gave it you.  Insurance companies often  refuse to pay to have it tested so most of the millions of people who have it are unaware.  It is called “Lp little a or Lp(a).”  It is small and very dense and gets into the lining of the arteries easily.  Unfortunately, neither standard medications for lowering bad cholesterol or nutrition lower the particle.

Lp(a) is a strong risk factor for CVD. However, the lack of clinical trial data has resulted in Lp(a) being largely ignored by clinical guidelines assessing the prevention of CVD.

In 2010, the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) consensus panel recommended screening for elevated Lp(a), in people with moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Here’s how Lp(a) levels are looked at in terms of risk:

Desirable: < 14 mg/dL (< 35 nmol/l)
Borderline risk: 14 – 30 mg/dL (35 – 75 nmol/l)
High risk: 31 – 50 mg/dL (75 – 125 nmol/l)
Very high risk: > 50 mg/dL (> 125 nmol/l)

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