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Infected Factory Farmed Meat May Be Another Causative Factor for Alzheimer's Disease

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's CAFOs vs. Free Range page, our Mad Cow Disease page and our Health Resource page.



Alzheimer’s disease, which affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, is a devastating degenerative brain disease that develops slowly over time, and tends to be quite lethal in its final stages.

According to the latest data, the death toll from Alzheimer’s exceeds half a million Americans per year. This places Alzheimer’s in the top three killer diseases in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.

There’s no conventional cure, and few if any successful medical treatments available once Alzheimer’s sets in. There is, however, compelling evidence indicating that your diet plays a significant role. This means you may have quite a bit of control when it comes to prevention.

In previous articles, I’ve discussed the links between high-carb, low-fat diets, and Alzheimer’s. Sugar, it turns out, is a major promoter of the disease. Some research even suggests that Alzheimer’s may be a form of “brain diabetes,” instigated by high sugar/fructose consumption.

The dietary links do not end there, however. More recently, investigators have raised the possibility that this severe form of dementia may be linked to eating meat from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...

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