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DDT: Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's
01-28-2014, 11:12 AM #1
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Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.

A study, published in JAMA Neurology, showed patients with Alzheimer's had four times the levels of DDT lingering in the body than healthy people.

Some countries still use the pesticide to control malaria.

Alzheimer's Research UK said more evidence was needed to prove DDT had a role in dementia.

DDT was a massively successful pesticide, initially used to control malaria at the end of World War Two and then to protect crops in commercial agriculture.

However, there were questions about its impact on human health and wider environmental concerns, particularly for predators.

It was banned in the US in 1972 and in many other countries. But the World Health Organization still recommends using DDT to keep malaria in check.

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01-28-2014, 12:49 PM #2
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Don't eat DDT out of aluminum cookware.
My point is, they come up with new "causes" all the time, and I trust the experts on this about one thing, to be totally clueless and come up with wild ass guesses.

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01-28-2014, 02:09 PM #3
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Check out this Alzheimer and other dementias world map:

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A...HO2004.svg

It clearly something a western lifestyle is causing. Look at Finland damned.gif I didn't know that. uhoh.gif
01-28-2014, 03:46 PM #4
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Well, that's certainly interesting, but makes no sense, considering the water and food up here is the cleanest in the world.

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01-28-2014, 03:51 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's rather odd, but then again, who really knows what's in our food and water? damned.gif

Quote:Over a two to four year follow-up in the study in which researchers examined blood caffeine levels among participants, they found that participants with MCI who progressed to dementia had 51 percent lower caffeine levels compared with those with MCI who remained stable. Their findings are published in the June 5 issue of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/three-cups-o...er-adults/

Here they go again, praising coffee's curative powers. coffeetime.gif
01-28-2014, 04:03 PM #6
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Good morning US! Yes I read that study too.

Quote:The lowest risk (65% decreased) was found in people who drank 3-5 cups per day. Tea drinking was relatively uncommon and was not associated with dementia/AD. Coffee drinking at midlife is associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD later in life. This finding might open possibilities for prevention of dementia

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19158424

Strange too since the Finns drink most coffee per capita in the world. Maybe we drink too much.

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01-28-2014, 04:37 PM #7
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Biere.
01-28-2014, 04:49 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-28-2014, 04:03 PM)Octo Wrote:  Good morning US! Yes I read that study too.

Quote:The lowest risk (65% decreased) was found in people who drank 3-5 cups per day. Tea drinking was relatively uncommon and was not associated with dementia/AD. Coffee drinking at midlife is associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD later in life. This finding might open possibilities for prevention of dementia

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19158424

Strange too since the Finns drink most coffee per capita in the world. Maybe we drink too much.

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wave.gif Octo. Well, maybe too much coffee is detrimental to one's health, whereas only three cups in an entire day is curative. dunno.gif
01-28-2014, 04:50 PM #9
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http://www.alzinfo.org/07/about-alzheime...7AodEUQA3Q talks about genetic factors in early onset and non genetic link in late alzheimers

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01-28-2014, 04:55 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-28-2014, 04:50 PM)j browsing Wrote:  http://www.alzinfo.org/07/about-alzheime...7AodEUQA3Q talks about genetic factors in early onset and non genetic link in late alzheimers

wave.gif jb. That was an interesting read. My grandmother had Alzheimer's start in her mid-70's, but my mother (in her early-80s) shows no signs of it, so it may be triggered by plaque buildup if my understanding of your posted article is correct.

Quote:Other theories involve interactions with cholesterol levels and effects on nerve cell death that are independent of its effects on plaque buildup.

Yet, another reason to eat healthy and get up and walk or exercise.

Another thought I had, was if we are to believe that caffeine is an appetite suppressant, then perhaps this contributes to eating less, therefore less cholesterol (plaque) buildup.

Also ...

"A recent Dutch study demonstrated that coffee reduces after-eating, or postprandial, glucose, up to 8.8% with consumption of 3 or more cups per day. "

See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disea...SB7SR.dpuf



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