Established in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in the world care, support and Alzheimer's research. While the article by Dr. Hendrie and his colleagues can be the first to report on the geographical differences in Alzheimer's disease (AD) the impact, there have been other studies on geographical differences in the prevalence of AD. The work by White et al. was the first to show that when people of one ethnic group displaced from their country of origin in the United States, in this case Japanese movement in Hawaii, the prevalence of AD has increased in a spectacular way.
This has provided the impetus for an ecological study of multi-country dietary links to AD using data from 11 countries. The data were carefully evaluated for comparable methodology and that high quality reports are included. As a measure of quality, for countries with multiple AD prevalence rates reported, the spread of data was less than 1%, unless urban and rural areas or ethnic groups were studied. Values ââranged from 1.4% to 6.2% in Nigeria among African-Americans in Indianapolis. This study found that consumption of fat and total energy near the start time was the highest risk factors for AD, while consumption of fish reduces the risk. These results are consistent with the understanding of oxidative stress and inflammation as risk factors for AD.
Other findings were that the AD prevalence adjusted for age for people aged 65 or older in the US was approximately 5.1% (2.1 ± 0.3 million of all ages). in particular, high levels of alum inum and transition metal ions and low levels of calcium and magnesium in the brains of people with AD have been linked to an acid forming diet, rich in components such as fatty acids and amino acids; and chronic diseases related to dietary fat and obesity were strongly correlated with the prevalence of AD for the 6 geopolitical regions.Read More»