Real Hope for the Prevention of
Alzheimer's disease frightens both the elderly and their loved ones. It is one of the most devastating illnesses families face as they helplessly watch their loved ones 'disappear' before their eyes.
Characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease
The above mentioned characteristics fall among many other devastating symptoms. At present there is no known cure and the medical establishment doesn't seem to understand the causes of the disease.
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An exciting new study by researchers from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine offers real hope on preventing Alzheimer’s. The published study is available in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
The study abstract explains that Alzheimer’s is associated with alterations in mitochondrial function which appear even before the earliest symptoms become noticeable. This dysfunction increases production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which cause the increased production of Amyloid beta. This pattern speeds up Alzheimer’s disease development.
The authors conclude vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, and their study set out to determine if it can protect the brain against this damaging pattern.
The researchers used mouse models to determine the effects of vitamin C deficiency and Alzheimer’s-related mutations on how the mitochondria function.
Vanderbilt reported on the results of the study:
Vitamin C deficiency led to diminished mitochondrial respiration and increased ROS while mitochondria from the mouse model of Alzheimer’s displayed increased respiration compared to wild type controls. The results suggested that both vitamin C deficiency and the presence of amyloid contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction but via differing pathways.
These findings… suggest that vitamin C deficiency could contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s through altered mitochondrial function and that avoiding deficiency through diet and supplementation could protect against disease onset.
While this study offers hope for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, many other reasons exist to supplement your diet with a source of good quality vitamin C.
Vitamin C reduces the risk of developing heart disease, which is the world’s number one killer. Vitamin C can also known to annihilate cancer. And it outperforms vaccines when it comes to boosting immunity and preventing disease – without the deadly side effects associated with those toxic jabs.
What many of us are unaware of, however, is that vitamin C’s potent antioxidant power prevents oxidative stress to cells throughout the body, healing the body from the inside out and promoting a longer, healthier life.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, based on data collected from over 10,000 people living in Denmark, found that those with the highest levels of vitamin C in their bloodstreams were the least likely to develop heart disease or die at a younger age.
Vitamin C also helps the body produce collagen, which regenerates and protects muscles, tendons, ligaments and the connective tissues in the body which maintain the health of important organs like the heart, liver and pancreas.
Article curated from Natural News
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