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If this turns out to be true what a discovery it'll be.

Scientists Find Alzheimer’s Treatment While Trying To Cure Diabetes CBS New York


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(CBS Local) — Although their goal was to cure diabetes, scientists may have stumbled onto a new medication to help treat the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to a press release from researchers at Lancaster University, a new drug being tested for diabetes patients was found to have “significantly reversed memory loss” in test subjects and is now being examined as possible treatment for neurodegenerative disorders.
The medication, known as a triple receptor drug — or “triple agonist” — reportedly works in multiple ways to protect the brain against degeneration and promote growth. Researchers say that a study of mice being given the drug found that the animals had an increased ability to learn and retain memories.
“These very promising outcomes demonstrate the efficacy of these novel multiple receptor drugs that originally were developed to treat type 2 diabetes,” Professor Christian Holscher said in the release.
The scientists added that the mice showed a decrease in chronic inflammation and amyloid plaques in the brain, which have been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s in people.
then there's also Coconut Oil



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Playing Video Games Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Specifically Super Mario 64, according to a new study.

Video Games Health Benefits Study: May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Researchers have discovered a link between video games and a reduced risk of Alzheimer's, which means knowing the difference between red and green turtle shells now could make all the difference later in life.

In a new study from the University of Montreal, scientists decided to look into the connection between three-dimensional gaming platforms and growth in different areas in the brain among older folks. Specifically, grey matter in the hippocampus, a vital neurological tissue the promotes memory building, and the loss of which is associated with many psychiatric diseases, such as Alzheimer's. Video games have already been proven to increase grey matter in the hippocampus in young adults, after all. Why couldn't they do the same for those more prone to brain deterioration?

At the end of six months only the video game-playing group showed a significant increase in grey matter in the hippocampus.

The scientists took 33 people between the ages of 55 and 75 and split them into three groups: one group to do nothing, one group to learn how to play the piano with a computer program, and one group to play Super Mario 64. At the end of six months, only the video game-playing group showed a significant increase in grey matter in the hippocampus. The group who did nothing showed significant grey matter loss, and the gamers and piano players both showed a growth in grey matter in the cerebellum, which controls motor movements and is also connected to short-term memory.

As a result, the study was able to hypothesize that playing 3D video games can increase grey matter in the brain, improving memory and preventing the effects of aging, like Alzheimer's. Why? Three-dimensional games force players to be spatially aware and build cognitive maps that they then must remember. It's a hefty lift for the brain.

It bears noting that the study was tiny, and more research must be done to determine if cognitive games in general can help stave of brain deterioration, or if only video games specifically do the trick. But it'd be pretty cool if all it took to keep our brains healthy was a few hours of whirling around the Mushroom Kingdom with Mario and Luigi. And if you don't know what that means, you might want to learn soon...

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
November 16, 2017
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-...a-seniors.html

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A new study suggests older adults who practice specific computer training exercises that test how fast they respond to visual stimuli could face a 29 percent lower chance of developing dementia, results deemed encouraging by experts even as more work is needed to confirm the link.

The randomized clinical trial involving more than 2,800 people study was funded by the US National Institutes of Health, and used a specific brain-training exercise called "Double Decision," a patented program by Posit Science that is available on BrainHQ.com.
The exercises tested a person's ability to look at an object in the center of the screen, like a truck, and click on an object that popped up in the periphery, like a car.
As the user improves, the exercises move faster and become more difficult.
The idea is to exercise the brain's ability to change—known as plasticity—and to test skills of perception, decision-making, thinking and remembering.
Study authors say the process is like learning to ride a bike, a skill that doesn't take long to learn but which drives a long-lasting brain change....
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coffee and/or nicotine supposedly help prevent it.
but yeah I was hoping they'd find a cure before I get much older
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then there's also Coconut Oil

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And then there's this...

Playing Video Games Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Specifically Super Mario 64, according to a new study.

Video Games Health Benefits Study: May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
November 16, 2017
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-...a-seniors.html
Not to be a dark cloud, but those of us who have dealt with ump-teen number of 'promising' mouse trials, have a saying: 'LFM'. (Lucky f...... mice) because the trials usually don't perform as well in humans. You'll find most of the trials fall of the horizon after these 'promising mouse trials'.

While brain stimulation (reading, speaking, learning) and an anti-inflammatory diet are good for the body in general, and both types of diabetes, video games can cause the brain to reduce environmental observation (awareness of what's around you). Focus is one thing. Tunnel vision is another.
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Not to be a dark cloud, but those of us who have dealt with ump-teen number of 'promising' mouse trials, have a saying: 'LFM'. (Lucky f...... mice) because the trials usually don't perform as well in humans. You'll find most of the trials fall of the horizon after these 'promising mouse trials'.

While brain stimulation (reading, speaking, learning) and an anti-inflammatory diet are good for the body in general, and both types of diabetes, video games can cause the brain to reduce environmental observation (awareness of what's around you). Focus is one thing. Tunnel vision is another.
All good points. And we'll have to see if these trails for this new drug pan out. Some mouse trials DO finally make it to market correct?

As for the other 2 issues you mention,
well the coconut oils is working today on humans.
and apparently the video games are helping somewhat as well. But if as a SIDE EFFECT folks gets a bit of habit based tunnel vision well to me that seems a very small price to pay to beat off serious Dementia and Alzheimer.
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All good points. And we'll have to see if these trails for this new drug pan out. Some mouse trials DO finally make it to market correct?

As for the other 2 issues you mention,
well the coconut oils is working today on humans.
and apparently the video games are helping somewhat as well. But if as a SIDE EFFECT folks gets a bit of habit based tunnel vision well to me that seems a very small price to pay to beat off serious Dementia and Alzheimer.
Of course some mouse trials move forward, we occasionally have new meds for one disease or another, but based on my observations, the more they hype the mouse trials, the less likely I see them actually succeed in human trials. Almost like they were trying to gain support/funding by waving a flag.

I will gladly doff my hat and be humble if this goes anywhere, but the video game side effects (which exceed more than just observational tunnel vision) I'll avoid. Keep your brain and body moving and watch your diet, and you'll stave off plenty of age related nasties....
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Of course some mouse trials move forward, we occasionally have new meds for one disease or another, but based on my observations, the more they hype the mouse trials, the less likely I see them actually succeed in human trials. Almost like they were trying to gain support/funding by waving a flag.

I will gladly doff my hat and be humble if this goes anywhere, but the video game side effects (which exceed more than just observational tunnel vision) I'll avoid. Keep your brain and body moving and watch your diet, and you'll stave off plenty of age related nasties....
and don't forget the caffeine.
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