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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:43 PM

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's

http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=561&action=detail&ref=2095
Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's
Date: 02/05/2013
Contact: Rachel Champeau

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

In a small pilot study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the scientists identified key genes and signaling networks regulated by vitamin D3 and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that may help control inflammation and improve plaque clearance.

Previous laboratory work by the team helped clarify key mechanisms involved in helping vitamin D3 clear amyloid-beta, the abnormal protein found in the plaque. The new study extends the previous findings with vitamin D3 and highlights the role of omega-3 DHA.

"Our new study sheds further light on a possible role for nutritional substances such as vitamin D3 and omega-3 in boosting immunity to help fight Alzheimer's," said study author Dr. Milan Fiala, a researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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OKIsItJustMe Feb 2013 OP
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #1
flamingdem Feb 2013 #6
2on2u Feb 2013 #2
KT2000 Feb 2013 #3
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #4
BuddhaGirl Feb 2013 #5
flamingdem Feb 2013 #7

Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:08 PM

1. I'm all for that.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:05 PM

6. I know, I've got that plaquey feeling

where are my car keys!!??

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:23 PM

2. Ibtl. n/t

 

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:28 PM

3. Good news!

I know it has helped my general health immensely.

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:07 PM

4. Sounds like good advice.

My Mother died from Alzheimers so I'll be sure to take them. I already take Vit D but not the Omega-3.

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:14 PM

5. I believe that studies have shown that turmeric affects amyloid plaque as well

n/t

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:06 PM

7. D3 is turning out to be the real thing

.. the cure for cancer? Well lots of things for sure.

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