Your mother must be descended from the Vikings, since only a Swede or a Minnesotan (I assume) would have lutefisk on the holidays. She has not only avoided Alzheimers and other neurodegenerative diseases, she has avoided cancers caused by all that smoking, cardio-vascular disease, strokes and diabetes. At 87, she's also exceeded the lifespan predicted for people to get AD (about 20-25% of people her age would be expected to be diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia by the age of 85. So she should keep enjoying the lutefisk and the brandy, IMHO--along with her friends, family and brain stimulation!AnnK wrote:Hi Jesper:
Interesting question! My APOE3/4 Mother will soon be approaching 87 and has consumed brandy her entire adult life. When I stayed with my parents years ago, I noticed it was a pre-dinner cocktail every night...She smoked several packs of cigarettes a day up through her 50's, is overweight, has high blood pressure, and eats a standard American diet with plenty of sugar. ...She claims that her yearly treat of lutefisk over the holidays is the key to staying healthy...
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