Nov 12, 2015
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August 2013 demonstrates that even mild elevation of blood sugar fasting levels over 100 mg/dl is associated with an elevated risk for dementia.
More research needs to be done, scientists have found a compelling link between a particular kind of protein and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
This protein, called TDP-43, behaves like infectious proteins known as prions, which are responsible for the brain destruction that occurs in Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease.
These types of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) are the result of forcing natural herbivores to eat animal parts.
One of the primary modes of transmission of Mad Cow Disease is by feeding cows bone meal and waste products from other cattle infected with the disease. As a result, it's now illegal to feed beef-based products to cows.
However, the beef industry still uses "chicken litter" in the feed, which consists of a rendered down mix of chicken manure, dead chickens, feathers, and spilled chicken feed — the latter of which includes cow meat and bone meal, the very ingredients that are known to spread Mad Cow...
In this way, the disease may still be promulgated and spread.
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