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NIH – ‘nothing slows Alzheimer’s’.

A 15-person expert panel of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded there is insufficient scientific evidence to show that anything slows the onset of Alzheimer’s.

The chairwoman of the panel, Dr Matha L Daviglus, said “We wish we could tell people that taking a pill or doing a puzzle every day would prevent this terrible disease, but current evidence doesn’t support this.”

The panel found that inconsistent definitions of Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline and the aging process was at the root of the problem.

The panel found no evidence of even moderate scientific quality supporting the association of any modifiable factor (dietary supplement intake, use of prescription or non-prescription drugs, diet, exercise, and social engagement) with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here for a copy of the panel’s statement.

Click here for a broadcast of the panel’s findings.


April 29, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Alzheimer's, Martha L Daviglus, NIH - National Institutes of Health

1 Comment »

  1. Fortunately there is research going on (like stem cells) that may one day serve the cure this disease.

    Comment by Estaminais | May 22, 2010 | Reply

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