Link found between obesity and Alzheimer ’s disease

Normal ageing, combined with a diet that leads to obesity, may contribute to the development to Alzheimer’s, according to a study inPhysiological Reports.Medical Xpress
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This study suggests that exocrine glands can be induced from pluripotent stem cells for organ replacement regenerative therapy. Replacement of Aged Microglia Partially Reverses Cognitive Decline in Mice Researchers here report on a compelling demonstration that shows the degree to which dysfunctional microglia contribute to age-related neurodegeneration. The scientists use a pharmacological approach to greatly deplete the microglial population and then allow it to recover naturally. The...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
The consensus on neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease, is coming to be that these varied age-related conditions have deep roots. People on the road to developing Alzheimer's most likely have a biochemistry that is distinguishable from their peers ten or twenty years prior to the emergence of evident symptoms, and perhaps even earlier. The open access paper noted here discusses some of the evidence that supports this viewpoint. Along these lines, I think that we will see a sizable growth in efforts to find early biomarkers that predict later development of neurodegeneration, building on the wo...
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We describe the role played by specialised proresolving lipid mediators (SPMs) in the resolution of inflammation and how insufficient levels of these mediators, or compromised responsiveness may play a role in the pathogenesis of many ageing-associated pathologies, e.g. Alzheimer's Disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes and kidney disease. Detailed examination of the resolution phase of inflammation highlights the potential to harness these lipid mediators and or mimetics of their bioactions, in particular, their synthetic analogues to promote effective resolution of inflammation, without compromising the host immune ...
Source: Seminars in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Semin Immunol Source Type: research
Abstract Compounds targeted for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) have consistently failed in clinical trials despite evidence for target engagement and pharmacodynamic activity. This questions the relevance of compounds acting at current AD drug targets - the majority of which reflect the seminal amyloid and, to a far lesser extent, tau hypotheses - and limitations in understanding AD causality as distinct from general dementia. The preeminence of amyloid and tau led to many alternative approaches to AD therapeutics being ignored or underfunded to the extent that their causal versus contributory role in A...
Source: Biochemical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biochem Pharmacol Source Type: research
Abstract Several studies report the effects of excessive use of sugars and sweeteners in the diet. These include obesity, cardiac diseases, diabetes, and even lymphomas, leukemias, cancers of the bladder and brain, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and systemic lupus. On the other hand, each sugar and sweetener has a distinct metabolic assimilation process, and its chemical structure plays an important role in this process. Several scientific papers present the biological effects of the sugars and sweeteners in relation to their chemical structure. One ...
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
Recent evidence highlights the effects of obesity, diabetes and hypertension in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Involuntary body weight changes in patients with different stages of dementia can be related to clinical factors of the patient per se or support from their caregivers. Understanding the interactions among factors is important to establish a monitoring paradigm to guide treatment strategies.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another.
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Physical activity, healthy nutrition and lack of stress are the three most important components of health. Inadequate levels of physical activity, obesity, unhealthy diet and chronic stress (e.g. tobacco, excessive alcohol and other harmful physical, chemical, biological, psychological and social stress) can induce an unhealthy and unhappy life that leads to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's and to premature death. The mechanisms are generally thought to involve increased oxidative stress, inflammation, epigenetic changes and metabolic changes.
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Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 18, 2018 issue
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In this study, we found that TXNIP deficiency induces accelerated senescent phenotypes of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells under high glucose condition and that the induction of cellular ROS or AKT activation is critical for cellular senescence. Our results also revealed that TXNIP inhibits AKT activity by a direct interaction, which is upregulated by high glucose and H2O2 treatment. In addition, TXNIP knockout mice exhibited an increase in glucose uptake and aging-associated phenotypes including a decrease in energy metabolism and induction of cellular senescence and aging-associated gene expression. We propose that...
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