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Excercise does in fact help the heart attack patients

The latest findings about the suggested physical activity of those with heart damage reports moderate exercise

does in fact help the heart.

For the study, researchers registered 2331 patients with moderate to severe heart failure at 82 sites throughout the United States, Canada and France from 2003 to 2008.

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Group says 5.3 million in U.S. have Alzheimer's

Tue Mar 24, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and each patient on average costs Medicare three times more than patients without the disease, the Alzheimer's Association reported on Tuesday.

In its annual report on the brain-wasting illness, the group projected that by 2010, nearly a half-million new cases of Alzheimer's will develop each year as the population ages and by 2050 a million new cases will be diagnosed annually.

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More evidence links diabetes to Alzheimer's risk

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard, Ap Medical Writer – Tue Mar 17, 2009

WASHINGTON – You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.

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A Guide to Aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease

By Phyllis Staff, Ph.D.

That my father developed Alzheimer's disease came as a great shock to me. No one in our family had had Alzheimer's, so dementia wasn't even on my radar at the time. After his death in 2004, I began a systematic search of the medical literature . . . picking up a clue here, a hint there, retracing his steps in life the best I could to see where the pieces fit to create the crazy quilt that was his Alzheimer's.

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More evidence links diabetes to Alzheimer's risk

By LAURAN NEERGAARD

WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.

Doctors long suspected diabetes damaged blood vessels that supply the brain. It now seems even more insidious, that the damage may start before someone is diagnosed with full-blown diabetes, back when the body is gradually losing its ability to regulate blood sugar.

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Alzheimer's Disease Not Susceptible to B Vitamins

By John Gever, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: October 14, 2008
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

High-dose vitamin B supplements reduced homocysteine levels but did not slow Alzheimer's disease progression, researchers here found in a large placebo-controlled trial.

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Low Levels of Good Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Raoul Railey
July 3rd 2008

A study made by researchers at the University College in London and the National Institute for Health and Medical Research in France has found that low levels of HDL (high density lipoproteins), also known as good cholesterol, are linked to memory loss. The study has been carried out on over 3000 middle-aged British men and women.

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