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Sabinsa Corporation's Selenium SeLECT, Used in NIH Alzheimer Study

Suzanne Shelton, (The Shelton Group)
Sabinsa Corporation
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Posted: 8/21/2002

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) has undertaken a trial called "Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease With Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (PREADVISE)," utilizing Sabinsa’s Selenium SeLECT‚.


Charlton Heston Says He Has Alzheimer's Symptoms

Fri Aug 9, 2002

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston said on Friday that he has a neurological disorder consistent with Alzheimer's disease .

In a video-taped announcement played at a Beverly Hills news conference, the 78-year-old actor, who played Moses in the "The Ten Commandments," said, "For an actor there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part the Red Sea, but I can't part with you, which is why I won't exclude you from this stage in my life."


Dementia Still Widely Misunderstood

SATURDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthScoutNews) -- Despite the fact that Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are not a natural consequence of aging, most Americans believe that to be the case, says a new international survey.

The survey found that 87 percent of Americans believe the aging process can cause or contribute to development of dementia. That belief was also expressed by 72 percent of Canadians and 59 percent of Europeans surveyed.


US Alzheimer's Cases to Triple by 2050

Wed Jul 24, 2002

STOCKHOLM (Reuters Health) - Recent US census figures suggest that by 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will triple, researchers reported here at the 8th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.

Currently, there are about 4.6 million people with Alzheimer's disease living in the US, according to Dr. Denis Evans of the Rush Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues there and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.


Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Studied for Alzheimer's

Wed Jul 24, 2002

By Peggy Peck

STOCKHOLM (Reuters Health) - Alzheimer's disease researchers think that cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may possibly provide protection to the aging brain, and may ward off the memory-robbing illness.

For example, a team of Boston University epidemiologists is reporting that a small study of Alzheimer's patients and their family members suggests that taking statins is associated with a 39% reduction in risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.


New Technology May Speed Alzheimer's Treatments

Wed Jul 24, 2002

By Peggy Peck

STOCKHOLM (Reuters Health) - Alzheimer's researchers have finally discovered how to get a good look inside the brain of Alzheimer's patients, and this "look" is likely to move Alzheimer's treatments into the fast track.

While the discovery isn't a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, it does provide the first opportunity for scientists to accurately test and quantify the effect of new and existing treatments.


New Findings Link Lifestyle to Alzheimer's Risk

Thu Jul 18, 2002

LONDON (Reuters Health) - Researchers meeting in Sweden next week will present the strongest evidence to date that heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol could also contribute to Alzheimer's disease, a leading scientist said on Thursday.


Brain Scans May Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Thu Jun 20, 2002

By Merritt McKinney

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A brain scan that detects shrinkage in a memory-related brain region may one day help spot Alzheimer's disease before symptoms of the disease begin, the results of a new study suggest.

"Shrinkage of key regions of the brain associated with memory loss in Alzheimer's disease begins very early in the disease process," Dr.


Some Foods May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Wed Jun 26, 2002

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - Eating nuts, leafy green vegetables and other foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, two studies suggest.

The findings build on growing research into the effects of antioxidants on dementia.

The latest studies seem to suggest that vitamin-rich foods, but not vitamin supplements, have beneficial effects. The researchers, however, said more definitive studies are needed.