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Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) seems to play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Though scientists do not yet know exactly how HSV-1 is associated with Alzheimer’s, it appears that the virus or repeated outbreaks of herpes along with a certain gene play an important role.

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Herpes

To start, lets go over some terms you will find in the research that will help you understand what research scientists know.

Objective Measure of Mental or Cognitive Decline

One way to gauge the level of mental decline or cognitive impairment is with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). This consists of 11 areas of questions that help determine the level of cognitive impairment. It, or a variation of it, is widely used during annual physicals of seniors to screen for dementia.

Detection of Viral Infections

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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer’s

The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain — classic markers of Alzheimer’s disease.
Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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Further Reading —

Weight Loss Overview Studies
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/66/2/239.short
http://www.jstor.org/stable/25457080?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Low Carb
http://annals.org/aim/article/717452/effects-low-carbohydrate-versus-conventional-weight-loss-diets-severely-obese
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0708681
https://login.medscape.com/login/sso/getlogin?urlCache=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tZWRzY2FwZS5jb20vdmlld2FydGljbGUvNzgzMjQ2P3Q9MQ==&ac=401
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/83/5/1055.abstract
http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1133010&issueno=5
High Protein
http://www.pnas.org/content/110/26/10513.abstract
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexandra_Johnstone/publication/5673933_Johnstone_AM_Horgan_GW_Murison_SD_Bremner_DM_Lobley_GE._Effects_of_a_high-protein_ketogenic_diet_on_hunger_appetite_and_weight_loss_in_obese_men_feeding_ad_libitum._Am_J_Clin_Nutr_87_44-55/links/0c960525c45cddbd08000000.pdf
Metabolic Slowing
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22535969
Biggest Loser

White Tongue
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/white-tongue/basics/causes/sym-20050676
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