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Med Hypotheses. 2016 Jun;91:98-102. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2016.04.007. Epub 2016 Apr 8.

A multipronged, nutritional-based strategy for managing Alzheimer's disease.

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1407 Merry Water Drive, Lutz, FL 33548, USA. Electronic address: jlglick@ix.netcom.com.
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Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Analby Road, Hull HU3 2JZ, UK.

Abstract

A nutritional-based strategy has been proposed in order to improve cognitive performance of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. The strategy requires daily dietary supplementation with magnesium (Mg), folic acid, and vitamins B6 and B12, daily consumption of silicic acid-rich mineral water in order to lower the body burden of Al, and several plasma exchange procedures in order to replace Aβ-bound albumin with fresh albumin. Evidence suggests that the deteriorating cognitive performance associated with AD may be improved by supplementation with either Mg alone or with the combination of the above three B vitamins (B vitamin combo), or by drinking silicic acid-rich mineral water, or by undergoing plasma exchange. However, for the following reasons the combination of all four therapeutic approaches may have a synergistic effect on improving cognitive performance of AD patients.

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27142155
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10.1016/j.mehy.2016.04.007
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