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Type II Diabetes Drugs May Slow or Reverse Alzheimers

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Marco, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Some pioneering work going on at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland has just received Chinese funding for a 'proof of concept' clinical trial :


    http://news.ulster.ac.uk/releases/2011/6114.html


    Much more detail in the animal model paper :

    http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/17/6587.full.pdf
     
  2. Snow Leopard

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    Ideas like this are common for diseases that receive hundreds of millions of dollars per year in research. Still, it is interesting. This drug appears to be a synthetic Glucagon (pancreas hormone) analogue.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957743/ (Diabetes study)
     
  3. Marco

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    I admit I wasn't being entirely altruistic in bringing this up.

    While I have the greatest of sympathy for anyone struck by Alzheimers and some of us may face it ourselves in later years, type II diabetes (or more specifically metabolic syndrome) brain inflammation and glial cells have all been associated with ME/CFS.

    If there is degenerative disease in the ME/CFS brain its comforting to know that this may be slowed or possibly even reversed if similar mechanisms are at work.
     
  4. Larry

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    Victoza might slow or reverse some other kind of amnesia, but not Alzheimer. I don't think any other diabetes medication would. Hopefully they'll the cure for Alzheimer, the answer it might not be from a chemical source, but a natural source. I find natural products way more effective, and I trust them more, cause they're good to your body. I personally find this new herbal based product (link removed) very interesting, cause it works in a natural manner by increasing the sensitivity of body tissues to circulating insulin and providing relief of unpleasant diabetes symptoms that decrease the patients quality of life and productivity.
    This is the kind of medications that really heals.
     

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