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In March 2014, a study published in the journal Neurology stated that the number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s Disease is vastly under-reported. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to Bryan James Ph. D., a researcher at Rush University Medical Center.

The recent study indicates that Alzheimer’s disease may be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The study reports that Alzheimer’ may be an underlying cause of five to six times as many deaths as currently reported.

“The numbers that we estimate from this study, about half a million deaths from Alzheimer’s disease a year, would put it right behind heart disease and cancer,” said Dr. James (Full report here).

As we reported earlier this year, Big Pharma has a terrible track record in producing Alzheimer’s drugs. Many drugs have been abandoned after years of research because they were ineffective or harmful.

With this new study, however, the market for new Alzheimer’s drugs just grew by “five to six” times. The standard statement regarding Alzheimer’s Disease is that “there is no cure”. This statement simply means there are no drugs approved by the FDA to cure Alzheimer’s. One has to wonder if this study is not a pre-cursor to approving ineffective drugs for Alzheimer’s, since the market is so huge. Even Alzheimer’s vaccines are currently in development.

There is plenty of research, however, showing that Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes, and is now referred to as a type 3 diabetes. Like type 2 diabetes, there are lifestyle and dietary actions that can be taken to prevent, and even reverse, Alzheimer’s Disease. The ketogenic diet, specifically incorporating coconut oil into one’s diet, has shown remarkable results. See: New Alzheimer’s Drugs Continue to Fail Where Coconut Oil Shines.

Thousands of people around the world have seen the positive results that coconut oil can bring to those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological problems. They are not waiting for new drugs to be approved by the FDA. Read some of their stories here.


ABC 7 Chicago

Contribution of Alzheimer disease to mortality in the United States – Neurology

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New Alzheimer’s Drugs Continue to Fail Where Coconut Oil Shines