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13 Risk Factors Associated With Developing Alzheimer’s.

Posted Aug 24 2008 1:21pm

With studies claiming the you have a 50% chance of developing Alzheimer’s the older you get , coupled with the fact that we are actually experiencing higher levels of longevity, it is wise to know the odds, isn’t it?

Familiarize yourself with these risk factors (some rather controversial), tomorrow we’ll feature 8 possible protective factors :

** head injury

** hypothyroidism

** advanced maternal age

** low educational attainment

** vascular risk factors (hypertension, raised LDL cholesterol, etc.)

** history of depression

** zinc deficiency or exposure

** stress

** solvent exposure (especially exposure in industry)

** HSV -1 exposure (herpes simplex 1 virus can cause brain damage)

** aluminum exposure

** elevated plasma homocystiene

** thiamine deficiency

When you have a look at these risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s you cannot help but notice how many are somehow related to our lifestyles. Specifically nutrition!

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