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In defence of pathogenic proteins: Do our aging cells get smarter, not sicker?

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, can also be beneficial – at least for yeast cells, as biochemists at ETH Zurich have discovered. The researchers found a new form of age-associated deposits in these cells, and they are now asking us to rethink our views on ageing and dementia. We age because …

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Sounding the alarm on a future Alzheimer’s disease epidemic

We’re living longer. The number of U.S. adults 65 and older—roughly 40 million as of the 2010 census—is expected to nearly double to 71 million by 2030 and to reach 98 million by 2060. In much of the rest of the world, the story is the same. But if the aging trend illustrates the success of public health strategies, it …

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Brian Shilhavy – Study: Coconut Oil Improves Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Patients

Health Impact News has been a leader in the alternative media publishing research and testimonials supporting the positive use of coconut oil with people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. These remarkable stories of families seeing dramatic improvement from Alzheimer’s and dementia are documented at CoconutOil.com [1]. In many cases, adding several spoonfuls of coconut oil a day to the diet of one suffering …