PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
In the US more than 5 million people are affected with the dreaded Alzheimer's disease. President Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994 and died in 2004.
Until today there is no effective treatment to reverse Alzheimer's disease and experts say only an early detection could prevent or slow the progression of the disease, but a study by Arizona State University suggests that a new method of early detection could open a door of hope to patients suffering from the disease.
Alzheimer's is one of the most common forms of dementia and is characterized by loss of intellectual abilities, memory and behavior disorder. Its development is slow but progressive and gets worse as age advances.
The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association suggests that if observed at least two of the five classic signs of Alzheimer's should draw attention of people and their relatives. One of the first symptoms is the inability to remember and capture new or recent information.
- difficulty solving certain tasks.
- trouble Write, read or speak.
- trouble To recognize objects or familiar faces.
- Alteration changes in behavior or personality
Alzheimer in statistics
More than 44 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease.
The disease is more common in Europe, closely followed by the United States. Only have been diagnosed one in four people. For some unspecified reason Alzheimer's is less frequent in sub-Saharan Africa.
And in the United States, there are more than 5 million people suffering from Alzheimer's and every 67 seconds someone develops the disease. In USA two out of three people with Alzheimer's are women.
Fish and prevention of Alzheimer disease
A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center exposed at the Radiological Society of America says that regular consumption of fish baked, not fried, at least once a week, it would be useful to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
The researchers first used magnetic resonance imaging to support their findings after following for more than 10 years to 260 adults with normal cognitive functions of which 163 consumed fish once a week and the rest from one to four times a week.
Dr. Ciro Raji who participated in the investigations revealed that found in people who ate more fish grilled or baked once a week or more, higher levels of memory and easier to develop intellectual activities. They also found larger brain areas and reducing risk of Alzheimer up to 5 times within five years. The important point is that people only ate fish about 4 times a week which may mean a cheap option to deal with the terrible Alzheimer's.
Scientists believe that essential oils Omega from 3 fish, especially blue, may be responsible for reducing brain inflammation and regeneration of nerve cells.
A healthy diet rich in oily fish, fruits, vegetables and regular exercise may be the best prescription for preventing Alzheimer's.
NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to stop hair loss naturally. Learn MORE at: Hair Loss Natural Solution