Sunday, April 12, 2015

Absence of Bug in the Gut a Risk Factor for MS in Women ?!

  Researchers tested 550 people with known multiple sclerosis were compared to 299 healthy people for antibodies to H.Pylori...a common gut microbe. The prevalence of infection exposure was markedly lower in those with MS...but true for women only.
  Historic infection of the gut with H.Pylori may decrease the risk of developing MS in women
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry Jan 19, 2015

Have Epilepsy ? DO NOT Sleep on your Stomach !

  Epilepsy is associated with an increased risk of sudden death. In a review of the literature, researchers found that 73% of deaths in these individuals occurred while sleeping on their stomachs. Further, in a subgroup, epileptics younger than 40 were 40 times more likely to be found on their stomach at the time of death.
Neurology Jan 21, 2015

Blood Test for Alzheimer's Coming ?

  Researchers in a study of 75,708 participants found that low levels of APOE in the blood reflects a low level of APOE in the brain  which indicates that Beta-amyloid is less effectively removed. Beta-amyloid in excess is toxic to brain cells.
  Low plasma levels of APOE are associated with increased risk of future Alzheimer's and all causes of dementia.
  Plasma levels of APOE may be a new preclinical biomarker.
Annals of Neurology Feb 2015