IMPORTANT ROLE OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN THE ONSET OF ALZHEIMER – (01-09-06)

Early melatonin supplementation alleviates oxidative stress in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

Yet another wonderful article delineating the importance of the role of oxidative stress in the onset of Alzheimer’s. This mouse study found melatonin to be very protective, but mainly when giving early. The problem with that approach in humans is that most clinicians have not embraced the oxidative stress/mitochondrial dysfunction model of AD and probably won’t for several decades.

That means that, despite knowing that melatonin may help prevent AD in the children of AD patients, they won’t get the news until it is too late. Let’s just hope the info gets out in time for THEIR children to protect themselves.

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2 thoughts on “IMPORTANT ROLE OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN THE ONSET OF ALZHEIMER – (01-09-06)

  1. Mary,

    Oxidative stress happens when the production of free radicals exceed our cell’s ability to protect against them. So what causes oxidative stress? In today’s processed society, there are almost countless things that contribute to oxidative stress. First and foremost is diet. Eating heavily processed foods low in phytonutrients (we’ll discuss phytonutrients in chapter 4) is well known to increase the amount of oxidative stress that our bodies and brains have to respond to. Another major contributor to oxidative stress that many people are not even aware of is oxidative stress caused by our environment.

    Hope this helps.

    Dr. Bogash

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