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Eye tests ´could spot´
early Alzheimer´s disease

Telegraph [UK], by Laura Donnelly

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/13/2014 5:06:10 PM

Simple regular eye tests could be used to identify Alzheimer´s disease at a very early stage, new research suggests. Early trials of two different techniques show that a key biomarker for the disease can be identified in the retina and lens of the eye. Both methods were able to distinguish between healthy volunteers and those likely to be suffering from Alzheimer´s patients with a high level of accuracy. Experts said the findings could be a “game changer” in treatment of the condition. So far attempts to find drugs to halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease have failed because patients receiving treatment already suffered too much damage to

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The eye may become the window to the soul.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/13/2014 6:04:16 PM     (No. 9922886)

waitaminute, if they used turmeric (curcumin) to bind to the amyloid to make it show up, maybe taking the turmeric will bind to it and clear it from the body? This has already been suggested previously.

Still interesting, just needs more study. Of course no drug company is going to *admit* that taking turmeric would help, cuz nobody owns it and they can´t charge $10 a capsule for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starboard, 7/13/2014 6:21:17 PM     (No. 9922897)

#1 I concur. Turmeric (curcumin) has been documented with remarkable results in removing the plaque that causes Alzheimers

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mseegal, 7/13/2014 9:47:55 PM     (No. 9923063)

The tumeric (curcumin) in Curry Powder is thought to be the reason that India has such a low incidence of Alzheimer´s.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/13/2014 11:17:47 PM     (No. 9923119)

I already use curcumin - concentrated three times from turmeric - for another health issue. In concentrated form (and taken with fish oil to help with absorption, a famous issue with curcumin) it works much, much better even in small amounts. Fwiw.

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