Alzheimer’s Disease, Can Nutrition Be A Key?

The risk of dementia is more overshadowing the older we get.  Alzheimer’s disease becomes the leading cause of dementia the older you are.

Among the known risk factors for Alzheimer’s are age and nutrition.  Once you look beyond the genetic factors, age, nutrition, smoking, alcohol, head injury, and depression are the most related factors to the disease.  However, number one on the list is aging.  It is the strongest of all the risk factors.

How aging affects the disease has yet to be understood.  What we at NTI can do is help slow down, and reverse the aging process by giving you our Lipid Replacement Therapy, in combination with good nutritional support.  Allowing your cells to function at their peak levels, NT Factor®’s Lipid Replacement Therapy replaces damaged cell membranes with new healthy ones removing the damage caused by oxidative stress.

Good nutrition may be on of the keys to helping reduce your risk factors.  Some researches believe that following a good regimen of nutrition in midlife can increases your cognitive function later in life, specifically your verbal skills.  Verbal function is on e of the most vulnerable pieces of cognitive skills susceptible to aging.  As a result, it can also be more of a victim to Alzheimer’s.

A large piece of evidence supports the fact that oxidative stress plays a role in Alzheimer Disease.  This type of stress leads to an increase in homocysteine levels in the body.  A recent study showed that an increase in intake of antioxidants helped lower the levels of homocyseine in the body of Alzheimer patients.

So what does all this mean for you?  It means that your interest in good nutrition and good health may help you in the long-term fight against aging.

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