Nutritional strategies to combat Alzheimer's featured in March issue of Life Extension® Magazine

Article focuses on nutrients and supplements as a way to stop or slow Alzheimer's.

Feb 07, 2013, 10:00 ET from Life Extension

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's quite possible you may have someone in your family or know of someone who has a friend or loved one that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. According to an article in the March issue of Life Extension® Magazine, someone in America develops Alzheimer's every 68 seconds and that rate is projected to more than double by 2050, to one every 33 seconds.

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But just because mainstream medicine has no solutions, doesn't mean you can't push back against this dreaded disease.

The Life Extension Magazine article highlights many compounds that have much research behind them and demonstrates their ability to target multiple degenerative steps in the development of Alzheimer's. According to the article, written by Liam Hawkins, these compounds may not only prevent the disease from developing, it can also modify the course of the disease itself, revering cognitive deficits, restoring memory and delaying the progression of the disease.

The article provides a short overview of 25 nutrients with strong evidence from human studies that may support their use by those who have been attacked by the disease.

Also discussed is the role of anti-inflammatory drugs and especially metformin (derived from the French lilac bush), may help the body break down and deactivate proteins that contribute to the neurofibrilliary tangles characteristic of neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease. Most applications for metformin today have to do with diabetes and insulin resistance, which are increasingly relevant topics for Alzheimer's researchers.  Overall, this makes for a fascinating theory.

The March issue of Life Extension® Magazine is available at many leading book stores and supermarkets nationwide. For more information on how to obtain a copy of the magazine, visit or call Life Extension at 1-866-864-3027.

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