This well-written article in Scientific American points to inflammation as the culprit behind Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. I personally found it to be really interesting because I’ve recently heard inflammation linked to various other diseases, including heart disease. What is the cause of the inflammation? It seems to vary and be unclear. The article points to age, being overweight, and stress as some potential causes of this inflammation.
One thing that is fairly clear is that a deeper understanding of inflammation seems to be the key to solving the puzzle. In light of this discovery, I intend to add some content to this site about diet and lifestyle changes that are seen as generally reductive of inflammation. We don’t know for sure if inflammation causes Alzheimer’s, but it does seem to also cause various other problems, so a fight against inflammation could be worthwhile.
Aaron Charlton is a graduate student completing his PhD in marketing. He is an academic researcher with advanced knowledge of statistics and scientific methods. His interest in Alzheimer’s disease comes from many years of working in healthcare, including for two neurology practices. On this website, he (1) evaluates recent scientific findings relevant to Alzheimer’s disease, and (2) explores alternative medicine and nutrition best practices. You can contact Aaron through his website: https://aaroncharlton.com.