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MissHer
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:31 PM
Joined: 11/13/2014
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5199053/Alzheimers-breakthrough.html
Larrytherunner
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 11:04 AM
Joined: 2/26/2016
Posts: 242


This article is based on research by the University of Bonn in Germany and is about one aspect of how microglia, the predominant immune cells of the brain, induces inflammation and leads to Alzheimer's and dementia. There have been a great number of reports in recent years that point to microglia and inflammation as being envolved in Alzheimer's.

 

I am convinced this is true. The drug I am taking now, montelukast (Singulair), a FDA approved drug for the prevention of asthma attacks, prevents the inflammation signaling molecules, the leukotrienes, produced by microglia, from entering receptors on the surface of neurons, and therefore prevents inflammation. I have been taking this drug for three years and I am completely back to normal - no extreme mental fatigue and no occasional confusion. I think preventing inflammation and slowing down an overactive immune system as we age is the key to prevention and treatment.