Sunday, April 6, 2008

10 Million Baby Boomers Face Alzheimer's Epidemic

You'll have to go to the site for the details on how to prevent it.

At least 5.2 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's. By 2010, there will be 500,000 new cases each year, and nearly one million new cases annually by 2050.

The disease is now the seventh deadliest illness in the nation.

Dr. Mercola's Comments:
Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease
Primary dietary risk factors include trans-fatty acids that are found in so many processed foods (labeled as partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils). One prospective study also found that elevated homocysteine levels were associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s. Homocysteine levels are elevated when you are deficient in vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin B12.

Primary environmental factors include: smoking, obesity, and exposure to fluoride, aluminum and mercury. 

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s
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