Among the major factors related to the risk if AD are the following:
1. A diet high in saturated fats and the ApoE4 gene.
2. Chronic inflammation
3. High levels of homocysteine in the blood
4. Insulin resistance and type 3 DM
5. EDD (exercise deficiency disorder), or poor tolerance for exercise.
6. Lack of mental stimulation
7. A high toxic burden (exposure to toxic substances)
The great news is that all these "RF's" are controllable!
I strongly recommend you seek out the advice of a "Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner", and/or a Physician knowledgeable in "Lifestyle Medicine" to help you change your diet, change various factors of your lifestyle that, in effect, will treat the cause of the underlying alteration in your "physiology" that is associated with the development of AD.
Jeffrey Ruterbusch, DO, NMD
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