" Researchers now suggest that arginine levels could play a role in Alzheimer’s disease progression. "
Could lack of an essential amino acid cause Alzheimer’s disease?

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia News has looked at a study from researchers from Duke University in the USA.

While the question doesn’t have a simple answer, US researchers are another step closer to understanding, having identified a mechanism behind neuronal dysfunction. They believe this mechanism could play a major role in Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.

Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers have found that lack of arginine, an amino acid essential for several bodily processes including cell division and healing, can also lead to immunosuppression in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. This essentially means that a lack of this amino acid could make your body less able to fight off foreign invaders, including the toxic proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.

To read the full article visit Dementia News.

 Posted: May 22nd, 2015
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