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    Default Alzheimer: "Type 3 Diabetes?"

    Note: Type 3 Diabetes is just a reference to the article.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...redirect=false

    I'm quite sure most people already know what Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are referenced to.

    But as a refresher for Type 1, you were born with it.

    And for Type 2, what you've eaten has caused you to get insulin resistance.

    Now they are finding out that Alzheimer may be related. Foods that we often think of causing a higher likelihood of diabetes (junk foods and [overly] processed foods[such as high fructose corn syrup that is prevalent on almost every food on the shelves) may also cause Alzheimer (whether earlier in life or later in life.)

    They are still researching. But if there is a case of Alzheimer with our diets, that is another case against the overblown processed food we have.

    EDIT: Type 1 Diabetes: "you're not actually born with it. It typically presents itself when a person is around 10-13 years of age."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    But as a refresher for Type 1, you were born with it.

    And for Type 2, what you've eaten has caused you to get insulin resistance.
    From what I understand about Type 1 (my wife is a Type 1 diabetic), you're not actually born with it. It typically presents itself when a person is around 10-13 years of age. It's an autoimmune disease that results from the body recognizing part of the pancreas as a pathogen, destroying its insulin producing function. There is evidence supporting the idea that the cause could be either genetic or viral, but nothing yet conclusive.

    I thought Alzheimer's was genetic disease, which would conflict with this idea. In fact, I remember Michio Kaku getting a DNA test to see if he had the Alzheimer's gene because his parents or grandparents had it. Has this changed? Is Alzheimer's now viewed differently?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    From what I understand about Type 1 (my wife is a Type 1 diabetic), you're not actually born with it. It typically presents itself when a person is around 10-13 years of age. It's an autoimmune disease that results from the body recognizing part of the pancreas as a pathogen, destroying its insulin producing function. There is evidence supporting the idea that the cause could be either genetic or viral, but nothing yet conclusive.

    I thought Alzheimer's was genetic disease, which would conflict with this idea. In fact, I remember Michio Kaku getting a DNA test to see if he had the Alzheimer's gene because his parents or grandparents had it. Has this changed? Is Alzheimer's now viewed differently?
    Yes, your wife is correct.

    Don't take my word for it.

    They are speculating that Alzheimer's is a metabolic disease. In that article, it has been speculated that it was a metabolic diseases since 2005 (and apparently to that article, more evidence has been given towards it being a metabolic one.) Although, I do think genetics play a factor on who are more likely to get Alzheimer's and how early. It is like people who has genes that cause them to retain fat easier than those without the gene. The first is more likely to get into obesity (and a list of other symptoms if these people do not watch what they eat) because of the gene while the second is less likely. In a similar case, the people with the genes that can affects Alzheimer's Disease are more likely to get it than those that don't.

    To give an example, one of my parents has diabetes 2. That alone gives me a risk of diabetes 2. If Alzheimer's is a metabolic disease, then I am also more likely to get an onslaught of Alzheimer's when I grow old (that is, if I don't eat properly and let insulin run wild.) That is because the role that causes Alzheimer's is like the role that causes diabetes. That is, insulin resistance.

    How Alzheimer's would work is probably similar to how diabetes work.

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