I find it interesting that neither Alzforum nor the Alzheimer's Association is reporting this study in their News (http://alzforum.org/all-news
). This may be reflective of the comment made in an LA news video about it that researchers are criticizing the work as unscientific. I suspect this is not because it distorts the results, but that each component of the multi-pronged approach hasn't been vetted for safety and efficacy in a decades-long, very large clinical trial. They are not ready to accept that their whole research MODEL and ESTABLISHMENT is inadequate to address Alzheimer's.
I think this is really important to prepare us that our involvement, if Dr. Bredesen brings us in, may be interpreted in the scientific community as an example of how patients seeking answers on the internet get led astray. I'm not suggesting this should influence anyone's decision to take part, just that we should be aware of the context. Unless I am fabricating an issue that isn't there? But it must be if the video mentioned it and major vested parties are ignoring Bredesen's results!
My own initial first impression of this is outrage that egos and vested interests in the field appear to be ignoring a signal of MAJOR importance in the fight against Alzheimer's, most likely because there is little involved in the treatment to benefit pharmaceutical companies and research interests in the vast Alzheimer's research empire, with the potential over time to put a major ding in research funding and jobs. I do think the research community will continue to look for a silver bullet(s) that bypasses lifestyle changes, preferring instead a pharmaceutical cocktail to a lifestyle and supplement cocktail. But Breseden is here and now and a pharmaceutical cocktail isn't. How self-centered are these organizations, existing more to perpetuate themselves???
Maybe our meetup should be on the Mall in Washington, DC?!
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.