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Dementia

Post by Dreamweaver » 23 Oct 2018, 18:35

Dementia is not a normal part of the ageing process. In the developed world dementia currently affects three in ten people over 70 years of age, with approximately 70% caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular dementia is caused by chronic reduced blood flow to the brain, typically as a result of stroke. It is responsible for 20-30% of dementia cases and can often coexist with Alzheimer’s disease. At least 10% of people diagnosed with dementia have mixed type.

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Re: Dementia

Post by Dreamweaver » 18 Nov 2018, 09:30

Vascular dementia may be slowed down by a new discovery
“As people become older, they are more susceptible to disease, like cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, senior author of the study, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine. “Age is the most important so-called risk factor for human disease. How to actually delay aging is a major pathway to reducing the incident and severity of human disease.

“The most important part of aging is vascular aging. When people become older, the vessels that supply different organs are the most sensitive and more subject to aging damage, so studying vascular aging is very important. This study is focused on vascular aging, and in old age, what kind of changes happen and how to prevent vascular aging.”

In this study, the research team explores the link between calorie restriction (eating less or fasting) and delaying aging, which is unknown and has been poorly studied. The findings are published in the journal Molecular Cell.

The researchers identified an important, small molecule that is produced during fasting or calorie restriction conditions. The molecule, β-Hydroxybutyrate, is one type of a ketone body, or a water-soluble molecule that contains a ketone group and is produced by the liver from fatty acids during periods of low food intake, carbohydrate restrictive diets, starvation and prolonged intense exercise.

“We found this compound, β-Hydroxybutyrate, can delay vascular aging,” Zou said. “That’s actually providing a chemical link between calorie restriction and fasting and the anti-aging effect. This compound can delay vascular aging through endothelial cells, which line the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. It can prevent one type of cell aging called senescence, or cellular aging.”

Senescent cells can no longer multiple and divide. The researchers found β-Hydroxybutyrate can promote cell division and prevent these cells from becoming old. Because this molecule is produced during calorie restriction or fasting, when people overeat or become obese this molecule is possibly suppressed, which would accelerate aging.
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But beware. Mid-life is the best time to restrict eating, as the medical profession likes the elderly to eat well and keep fluids up too. A little surplus weight guards against later life conditions causing excessive weight loss.
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Re: Dementia

Post by Perrorist » 18 Nov 2018, 12:20

Don't become sedentary. The flow of blood keeps the arteries clear.

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Re: Dementia

Post by mavisbramston » 30 Nov 2018, 22:26

You folk have more knowledge than me BUT I know one thing.
When someone tends to repeat whatthey have said before DO NOT SMUGLY SAY ..YOU HAVE TOLD ME THAT ALREADY.
I believe thats so cruel. Simply act as though you have never heard it before.

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Re: Dementia

Post by Dreamweaver » 01 Dec 2018, 09:09

Yes Mavis. I get so disgusted when I hear someone actually being blamed for having a poor memory! Sometimes the victim is relatively young, but has suffered an illness that has hindered blood flow to the brain, and caused some damage. Seems there are people who consider memory problems as due to carelessness or laziness. :flaming_mad
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