This week in the news: Alzheimers, vitamin A drops and rheumatoid arthritis
- Research from Germany has shown the potential benefit of vitamin A nasal drops to help repair tissues in the nose damaged by viruses. This could help to improve the lives of millions around the world suffering from loss of smell.
- Health researchers at the University of Michigan have found that eating a single hot dog could take 36 minutes off your life.
- An impressive new study is presenting robust evidence showing the toxic proteins thought to be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease may be produced in the liver. Toxins travel through the blood, before landing in the brain, causing neuron damage. If we can manage the lipoprotein-amyloid levels in blood and prevent their leakage into the brain, we are closer to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and slow memory loss.
- On the topic of Alzheimer’s: a small scale study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, reveals omega-3 supplements stabilised memory function in adults with Alzheimer’s disease. Those who did not take omega-3 supplements showed a deterioration in memory function.
- Impressive new research (University College London) is suggesting bacterial imbalances in the gut microbiome may play a major role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Damage to the gut lining directly correlates with joint inflammation and arthritis severity. Bacteria cross the prohibited border of the intestinal lining and repairing gut permeability, inhibits joint inflammation and arthritis.
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