Fast Forwarded Aging
Protect brain from environmental shock and Alzheimer’s
Roughly 5 million Americans aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease, the most serious and common form of dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health. While the way it develops is still under investigation, current research suggests inflammation and free radicals are major factors, along with brain atrophy (shrinkage) and mitochondrial dysfunction, which causes energy cells to die out. Scientists are constantly looking for ways to prevent this incurable disease.