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The relationship between liver function and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

At the International Conference of the Alzheimer’s Association, a new study was presented that demonstrates the likelihood of neurodegenerative effects depending on liver activity. The authors of the study studied in detail the activity of plasmalogens, varieties of lipids, in the organization of neurocognitive protection and their effect on synaptic function in the brain. The conclusion is simple: the worse the liver works, the higher the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Plasmalogens are directly involved in the organization of protective processes in the brain, they are produced in the liver and through the bloodstream enter the neurons. The study describes statistical data for 1500 patients with a clearly expressed Alzheimer’s disease, suspected cognitive impairment and is absolutely healthy. Everywhere there was a direct correlation between the concentration of plasmalogens in the blood and the severity of the deviation, and the scientists also observed the development of this situation.

The liver is known to be an organ-laborer, which grows old with age. And a decrease in the concentration of plasmalogens worsens the protection of the brain, increases the risks of the disease. In addition to these neuroprotective properties affect different enzymes, beta-amyloid protein and other lipids produced in the liver. Various independent studies have shown that the liver is the most important source of protective components for the brain, but a direct connection with Alzheimer’s disease was conducted only now.

To what conclusion does this lead? It is necessary to take care of the liver so that it does not turn into an old-fashioned invalid to become old. Different diets and their opposites, overweight and alcohol addiction force the liver to waste its resource. And on the defense of the brain there are fewer opportunities, with a logical outcome.

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