The Truth About Your Memory And Alzheimer’s

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You can get Alzheimer’s from the artificial sweetener aspartame

After considering aluminum as the cause of Alzheimer’s, many people were also starting to blame aspartame, an artificial sweetener. This substance was known as Equal or NutraSweet and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1996. The group conducted more than 100 clinical studies as well as lab tests and could not find any association between aspartame and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Getting a flu shot increases your chances of getting Alzheimer’s

Another situation that was cleared as a way of getting Alzheimer’s was getting a yearly flu shot. A physician in South Carolina lost his license due to his stance on this matter. The truth came out that your chances of getting Alzheimer’s after getting a vaccination or flu shot was actually much lower than if you hadn’t gotten the flu shot. Two other documented studies also reached the same conclusions, and the results were published in medical journals in 2001 and 2004.

 

The silver dental fillings in your mouth raise your chances of getting Alzheimer’s

Because fillings for teeth were made up of silver, many people were trying to say that they were the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. People felt that the link was caused by the fact that the fillings were made up of around 50% mercury, 35% silver and the last 15% was from tin. Mercury was found to be a toxic metal that affects the brain and other organs. Several medical agencies proved that silver dental fillings had absolutely no correlation to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The Dental Devices Panel of the FDA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health all confirmed that there was no association between the fillings and the disease.

 

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There are actually medications that can slow down Alzheimer’s

There are medications that are able to reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s, but there are no known cures for the disease. Some drugs that have been approved have been shown to slow down on the symptoms for anywhere from six to 12 months.

References:

www.memory.ucsf.edu

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