Diabetes May Double Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
The number of Alzheimer's patients is increasing worldwide. We have posted
several articles previously about Alzheimer's disease, but what you might be
looking for is the real cause of it as well as the definite method to prevent
the disease. Yes, knowing the real root cause of Alzheimer's can prove
indispensable to humanity in the war against progressive mental illnesses.
According to medical researchers, there is a link between diabetes and
Alzheimer's disease. Studies show that patients suffering specifically with type
2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life. Doctors
believe that high levels of sugar in the body may lead to Alzheimer's disease.
## How Beta-Amyloid Triggers Alzheimer's Disease
Beta-amyloid is a naturally occurring peptide in the brain that serves many
functions. Eventually it is decomposed by human enzymes.
However, an unhealthy body will hinder the performance of these enzymes. When
this happens, the beta-amyloid peptides in the brain will begin to accumulate
over the years and will cause destruction of brain cells.
## What is the Link between Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease?
One of the amyloid-degrading enzymes is "insulysin". This enzyme is also known
as IDE or Insulin-degrading enzyme.
Now, eating sugar increases your blood sugar levels and blood insulin. The
enzyme insulysin helps degrade insulin and tries to restore normal insulin
The problem is since this is the same enzyme that decomposes or degrades the
beta-amyloid peptides, high insulin levels will exhaust the available insulysin
in your body. Therefore, the normal degradation of beta-amyloid peptides will be
prevented leading to beta-amyloid buildup.
This only shows why people with type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk and more
likely to experience symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
## Obese People Are at Risk, too!
Insulin resistance is quite common among obese people. Avoid eating too much to
prevent getting fat or overweight. It is important to observe an active
lifestyle and a good balanced diet.
Beta-amyloid can begin accumulating in the body at the age of 40. Avoiding
obesity at middle-age will help prevent Alzheimer's disease, including other
lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes.
## How Do You Remedy or Treat Alzheimer's Disease
We conducted an experiment and started by gathering a group of 10 Alzheimer's
At first, we thought of having everyone take a cooking session together. All the
10 patients gathered and started cooking while smiling, laughing, and chatting
with each other. They enjoyed the session and they were able to cook various
Several studies show that a moment of joy, laughter, and happiness, can help
prevent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease! Remember the famous quote "Laughter is
the best medicine"?
## Prevention is Better than Cure
Symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's progress slowly and can go unnoticeable
even for several years, until your family or friends suddenly find it one day.
Not only will a healthy diet and regular exercise help prevent Alzheimer's
disease, but having an active social life can greatly protect you from symptoms
of dementia and Alzheimer's.
Engaging in social activities is one of the simplest ways to escape from the
In fact, some of our friends attend cooking gathering every week. Find
activities that suit your lifestyle the best. The more you do this in your daily
life, the stronger and longer your brain will work.
Just remember, by having an active and healthy brain, you may be able to
prevent, slow down, and even reverse, the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's
About the Author:
Junji Takano is a Japanese health researcher involved in electromedicine. In
1968, he invented PYRO-ENERGEN, the first electrostatic therapy device that
effectively eradicates viral diseases, cancer, and diseases of unknown cause.
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