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Recent headlines on causes of Alzheimer's Disease
Lane Simonian
Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:02 AM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 5174

Over the past week there have been a series of headlines into the potential causes of Alzheimer's disease.  They reinforce the idea that Alzheimer's disease can be triggered by multiple factors including but not limited diet, environmental toxins, and viruses.


How DDT Exposure Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Surprising Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Discovered


High Cholesterol, Glucose and Gum Disease linked to Alzheimer's


Posted: Friday, January 13, 2023 2:15 PM
Joined: 7/24/2021
Posts: 14

The glucose and gum disease I knew about and should have know DDT was part of the problem too.  My parents grew up in Port Arthur, Texas which is very close to Louisiana.  My dad said the drainage systems in those days were so bad that you could literally slap your arms in the summer after a rain and you would kill sometimes a dozen or more mosquitos.  He said when they were playing outside they use to love to run behind the spray trucks as they were driving down the street.  Scary.
Lane Simonian
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2023 2:31 PM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 5174

Interesting and sad.  This was all too common when I was young.  We still have not fully come to terms with how the indiscriminate use and application of pesticides and herbicides have affected human health.