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  1. Study: Midlife Cholesterol Not Linked to Alzheimer’s

    Nov. 10, 2010 -- New research finds no link between high cholesterol in midlife and Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Scientists followed a group of Swedish women for three decades -- from middle age to old age -- and found no increase in Alzheimer’s risk among women whose cholesterol was high in thei

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  2. NFL Star Terrell Owens Tackles Alzheimer's Disease

    Every time NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens steps onto the football field, his mind turns to the woman he credits with getting him there: his grandmother. She took him in when he was a young boy and raised him. What breaks his heart is that she will never know how far he's come. Alice Black was diagn

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  3. Arthritis Drugs Linked to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's

    Nov. 9, 2010 (Atlanta) -- People who take drugs called TNF blockers for rheumatoid arthritis may potentially reduce their odds of developing Alzheimer's disease, preliminary research suggests. The use of TNF blockers was associated with a 55% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in people with rheumato

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  4. Fish Oil No Help Once Alzheimer's Starts

    Nov. 2, 2010 – The fish oil supplement DHA doesn't slow the relentless progression of Alzheimer's disease -- even if started in the earliest stages of the illness. The disappointing finding comes from an 18-month, placebo-controlled clinical trial that enrolled 402 people with mild-to-moderate Alzhe

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  5. Vitamin B12 Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

    Oct. 18, 2010 -- Vitamin B12 may help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease, according to new evidence that suggests the vitamin and an amino acid called homocysteine may both be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s. High levels of vitamin B12 in the blood are already known to help red

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  6. Alzheimer’s and Its Impact on Women

    Oct. 15, 2010 -- It's been a year since Maria Shriver, California's first lady and perhaps its best-known women's advocate, released The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything. The landmark study examined how Americans live and work now that mothers are the primary or co-breadwinners in

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  7. Low Testosterone Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

    Oct. 8, 2010 -- Low testosterone levels in older men with memory problems may signal progression to Alzheimer’s disease or even increase the risk for developing age-related dementia. In a newly published study, older Chinese men with early memory declines who did not yet have Alzheimer’s were far mo

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  8. Alzheimer's Has Hefty Global Price Tag

    Sept. 21, 2010 -- A new international report about Alzheimer’s disease suggests that the global economic impact of dementia costs about $604 billion or 1% of the global Gross Domestic Product, indicating that the financial toll of caring for patients with Alzheimer’s is substantial and expected to r

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  9. Blood Test May Help Detect Alzheimer's Disease

    Sept. 13, 2010 - A blood test may soon be able to detect early Alzheimer's disease, new findings suggest. The blood contains no single marker for Alzheimer's disease, says Texas Tech Health Sciences Center researcher Sid E. O'Bryant, PhD. But by looking at a number of different proteins in the blood

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  10. Memory Loss May Be More Common in Men

    Sept. 7, 2010 -- Men may experience mild loss of memory and thinking skills more often than women, new research suggests. And the reason may be gender related, says study researcher Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The study shows that a condition known as mild cognit

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