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by Fiver
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Just got results, I carry 2 E4 genes, I have questions!
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: Just got results, I carry 2 E4 genes, I have questions!

Hi. I'm not an expert or medical doctor. I just like reading about this. For what it is worth I'm not aware of any studies showing strong, direct links between apoe4 and these particular symptoms. But I can think of lots of indirect ways in which they could be related. So a search of the literature ...
by Fiver
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s
Replies: 106
Views: 25909

Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Hi dfmcapecod, I remember that thread from the summer! I guess we're all waiting on that diagnostic test to come along. :? There was another flurry of news about blood and spinal fluid tests for AB and tau recently. If those come to fruition I suppose we could all evaluate how our lifestyle interven...
by Fiver
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: statins and antibiotics together
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: statins and antibiotics together

NF52 is spot on, once again, in my opinion. :D (oh, and Slacker too!) The debate about statins is a long one. The best course of action almost certainly depends on our own situations. I've been on low dose statins, of various sorts, for 3-4 years now. The research convinced me that overall the benef...
by Fiver
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: "Freaking out" update
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: "Freaking out" update

Congrats on all the great lifestyle changes! It's good motivation for me.
by Fiver
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: 2019 Year in Review
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: 2019 Year in Review

Thanks antimatter37 and NF52, that was really helpful!
by Fiver
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Hello and my research :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: Hello and my research :)

Hi and welcome. Thanks for your interest in the research. Can I ask some similar questions, which seem important? Like NF52, I'm interested to know more about the study you propose. As you know, institutions and grant-funding agencies require studies to go through many rounds of review, work with in...
by Fiver
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Sad NY Times story about a family dealing with AD and end-of-life care
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Sad NY Times story about a family dealing with AD and end-of-life care

This is a very sad story, absolutely no fun to read though it is beautifully written. I hesitated to share. But it makes a strong case for changes to our healthcare system and end-of-life policies. I'm glad the story was told. Sweethearts Forever. Then Came Alzheimer’s, Murder and Suicide. “They wer...
by Fiver
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Failing to Dent LDL
Replies: 14
Views: 2422

Re: Failing to Dent LDL

Ah. I understand. I am fortunate to have a cardiologist friend who took an interest in my case. I'd be happy to ask about this the next time I see him - maybe get his thoughts on that chart.
by Fiver
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Failing to Dent LDL
Replies: 14
Views: 2422

Re: Failing to Dent LDL

I'd be very skeptical of that chart. Maybe get another opinion from a cardiologist, or better yet an expert on lipids. Some one you could talk about particle sizes, oxidation, apolipoprotein ratios, etc.
by Fiver
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Failing to Dent LDL
Replies: 14
Views: 2422

Re: Failing to Dent LDL

The lipid experts I talk with get excited about the new, strong statins and the new PCSK9 inhibitors because they can indeed get someone's LDL down near zero if they want to. And they can see good improvement in CVD symptoms, even to the point of not opting to use stents in some cases to significant...

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