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  1. Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Protect From Alzheimer's

    Sept. 5, 2012 -- A second large study failed to show that the supplement ginkgo biloba can prevent Alzheimer's disease. The study included close to 3,000 elderly people in France with memory problems. Some of them took ginkgo biloba and some did not. Over five years of follow-up, about the same numb

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  2. Buttered Popcorn Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer's

    Aug. 8, 2012 -- The flavorant that adds buttery taste to foods and a smooth feel to beverages may also trigger Alzheimer's disease, new studies suggest. The flavorant, diacetyl, already is linked to lung damage in people who work in microwave popcorn factories. This led many microwave popcorn makers

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  3. Treatment May Halt Alzheimer’s Progression

    July 17, 2012 -- A small study of a treatment that stabilized four Alzheimer's patients for three years is making big waves. It's not often that a study of a drug being tested in fewer than two dozen people grabs the attention of top experts gathered for a major medical meeting. But that is what's h

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  4. Gene May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

    July 11, 2012 -- Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented? A new study shows that researchers might be on the right path to someday make it happen. New research has identified a genetic mutation that may protect against both Alzheimer's disease and age-related declines in thinking and memory. And future

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  5. Descent Into Alzheimer's Detailed

    July 11, 2012 -- Data from people with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease offer a detailed look at each ominous step of the descent into severe Alzheimer's dementia. Only 1% of people with Alzheimer's disease get the early-onset form. But the new findings strongly suggest that the relent

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  6. Drinking Coffee May Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

    June 7, 2012 -- Drinking three cups of coffee per day may help turn the tide against Alzheimer's disease among older adults who are already showing signs of memory problems, a new study shows. According to the findings, people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer

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  7. Fish, Flaxseed May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

    May 2, 2012 -- Early research suggests that eating fatty fish, nuts, and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help protect against Alzheimer's disease. In a newly published study, researchers showed that people whose diets contained the most omega-3 had the lowest blood levels of a protein kn

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  8. Any Exercise May Cut Alzheimer's Risk at Any Age

    April 18, 2012 -- Daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and mental decline even in people older than 80, according to a new report in Neurology. And it's not just walking, running, or other exercises that count. Tasks like washing dishes, cooking, playing cards, and even

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  9. Drug May Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Earlier

    April 15, 2012 -- An experimental drug called florbetaben may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease earlier in some people with memory problems. Florbetaben is one of several new radioactive drugs being used to detect Alzheimer's disease. Others include Amyvid, approved last week by the FDA. Aft

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  10. Longer Use of Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Patients

    March 7, 2012 -- The Alzheimer’s drug Aricept helps people with early to moderate signs of the disease maintain a higher level of function, but just how long the drug continues working is not fully understood. A new study may help clear up some confusion. Aricept is the most widely prescribed medica

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