December 16, 2009

Fat Hormone and Alzheimer's

Glimmers of hope this week on the fight against Alzheimer's disease, as medicak researchers say a fat hormone named leptin could help protect people against the debilitating illness that affects so many families.

The hormone's role in our body is regulating appetite, but doctors now hope it might also help keep the brain healthy, specifically the hippocampus. Higher levels of leptin decreased risk both of weight problems and Alzheimer's. Medical experts stress the studies are still in very initial stages, and much more work needs to be done. But hopefully this will lead to better lives for our grandchildren when they become grandfathers.

Fat Hormone and Alzheimer's
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High blood levels of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, may guard against Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. "Hopefully, in 10 or 15 years this may be one of many agents that we use to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease," said senior study author Dr. Sudha Seshadri, an associate professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine...

Fat Hormone and Alzheimer's

Posted at December 16, 2009 7:59 AM

"Medicak" researchers?


Does the moron who puts content on this site not have the most simple SPELL-CHECKING utility?


Posted by: Joseph Blough at December 16, 2009 4:11 PM

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