Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

Postby Stavia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:41 pm

Ah yes the prion theory. Julie has mentioned that a team in the eastern USA is working on this.

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

Postby Harrison » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:42 pm

Just wanted to clarify that the original Mercola article is talking about TDP-43, which is detected in 25-50% of Alzheimer's cases, but is more associated with other disease such as ALS or FTD. There is a case study of TDP-43 pathology being exacerbated by apoE4. The link to the Washington University report is talking about tau, which leads to the neurofibrillary tangles in AD. There is a theory of tau seeding, where it spreads from neuron to neuron in a prion-like way. ApoE4 is thought to increase tau phosphorylation, leading to tangles.

I think the evidence for foodborne aspects of this is remote, but you never know.

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Postby Stavia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:19 pm

Harrison wrote:Just wanted to clarify that the original Mercola article is talking about TDP-43, which is detected in 25-50% of Alzheimer's cases, but is more associated with other disease such as ALS or FTD. There is a case study of TDP-43 pathology being exacerbated by apoE4. The link to the Washington University report is talking about tau, which leads to the neurofibrillary tangles in AD. There is a theory of tau seeding, where it spreads from neuron to neuron in a prion-like way. ApoE4 is thought to increase tau phosphorylation, leading to tangles.

I think the evidence for foodborne aspects of this is remote, but you never know.

Thank you Harrison :), I haven't had time to research this yet, great explanation!
I apologise for my confuzzlement. So many facts. So little time.

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

Postby Harrison » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:08 am

You're welcome. No kidding about so many facts and so little time. I sometimes feel like if one person (or perhaps an AI like IBM's Watson) could read every PubMed paper we would understand everything.

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Postby Stavia » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:56 pm

Harrison wrote:You're welcome. No kidding about so many facts and so little time. I sometimes feel like if one person (or perhaps an AI like IBM's Watson) could read every PubMed paper we would understand everything.

This is exactly why I am hoping our forum can evolve into a "group mind" :)

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

Postby ApropoE4 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:16 pm

Could grilled cheese sandwiches be behind the black plague?

Could malomars be harbingers of breast cancer?

Might the flu be a result of eating too many pringles?

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

Postby Kathleen1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:46 pm

Pringles are the most fun (of the three items you mentioned) to throw in campfires/something about the fat and surface area arrangement----sorry, should have posted this in a different thread but could not resist. It is Friday.

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Re: Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?

Postby ApropoE4 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:00 pm

We used to throw unopened cans of olives into the fire, and duck. That's how I developed the theory that canned olives are a major cause of idiocy borne injury. I think I'll submit it to mercola.


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