Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sustaining the Brain with Antioxidant Protection

" 2030 more than 9 million Alzheimer’s patients will be in America, with close to half the population over 85 years old carrying the diagnosis. [ 2 ]

The situation is much the same with other degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Between 1955 and 1986, the mortality from Parkinson’s disease in the US rose 411 per cent, while deaths from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) increased 328 per cent in only the nine-year period from 1977 to 1986.

The sobering numbers presented here are from an article by Shane Starling, probably reflecting the fact that more of us are simply living longer. The point is, if we are living longer, isn't there anything that can be done to protect ourself from these chronic diseases? A quality antioxidant supplement might be a good place to start.

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