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Statins and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's

(Mehmet Oz And Mike Roizen) Although the data aren't definitive, specific statins that don't cross the blood-brain barrier, such rosuvastatin (Crestor) and atorvastatin (Lipitor), along with a heart-, brain- and spirit-friendly lifestyle (walking 10,000 steps a day, avoiding the Five Food Felons and getting stress relief with meditation and healthy sexual activity), can help reduce age-related memory loss.
Statins lower lousy LDL cholesterol and reduce atherosclerosis (plaque-clogged arteries) and bodywide inflammation associated with it. That may protect you from heart disease and from a lack of oxygen and nutrients in the brain that can damage neural circuits, as well as cognition-damaging strokes and multi-infarct dementia (lots of mini-strokes)…
[To] help prevent Alzheimer's-associated brain degeneration, one possibility is to protect your gut-brain axis. An imbalance of intestinal bacteria may influence brain function; it also can affect your immune system, and new research indicates that an immune protein, C1q, may play some role in degenerative brain disease. So, nurture your gut bacteria with physical activity, stress reduction and a diet of 100 percent whole grains, veggies and fruit; avoid unnecessary antibiotics; and try taking a probiotic.
Community: There are many practical things we can do to prevent, delay, or minimize the severity of cognitive decline.
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