Environmental Causes and Prevention Measures for Alzheimer’s Disease, 1st Edition

  • George Brewer
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  • ISBN-10: 0128111631
  • ISBN-13: 9780128111635
  • DDC: 616.831
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 154 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume examines the increased incidence of the disease in developed countries and aims to educate neuroscientists, medical practitioners and other educated individuals on new insights into environmental causation, primarily metals. It looks into the web of evidence around the hypothesis of copper toxicity and the additional role that a high fat diet plays in disease progression and cognition loss. The data and its implications are discussed, along with potential prevention measures. This book will generate excitement and interest among neuroscientists, medical practitioners and other biomedical researchers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: A Little Background on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
3: Interesting and Important Historical and Demographic Facts about the Epidemic of Alzheimer's Disease in Developed Countries Pointing to Environmental Intoxicants Causing the Epidemic.
4: Candidate Environmental Factors for the Alzheimer's Epidemic Part 1: The Metals—Aluminum, Lead, Mercury, Zinc, Iron, and Copper.
5: Candidate Environmental Factors for the Alzheimer's Epidemic Part 2: Diet and Other Lifestyle Factors.
6: Identification of Copper-2 and Copper in General, as Major Environmental Intoxicants in the Alzheimer's Disease Epidemic: The Copper Hypothesis.
7: Background on Copper, Including Why Copper-2 Is So Specifically Neurotoxic.
8: Inorganic Copper, or Copper-2, Ingestion as a Major Causal Factor for the Alzheimer's Disease Epidemic—The Web of Evidence.
9: Increased Copper Absorption Resulting From Dietary Changes in Developed Countries as Another Causal Factor in the Alzheimer's Disease Epidemic.
10: The Copper Hypothesis Fits Nicely with Known Risk Factors and Theories of Alzheimer's Disease Causation.
11: Prevention Measures Action Items: Two Simple Steps to Eliminate Ingestion of Copper-2, and Dietary Changes to Reduce Copper Absorption.
12: Failures: What the Government Has Not Done to Ensure Healthy Drinking Water and Nontoxic Multimineral Pills.
13: Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
14: Summary and Conclusions.