Alzheimers disease and omega-3 fats

Alzheimers disease and omega-3 fats

You know how constantly I am telling you about how evil free fatty acids can be?

Well, what are free fatty acids?

Free fatty acids are fats that are liberated from fat cells into your bloodstream.

It’s fat floating around your bloodstream.

Remember that there are only two major energy sources for the body, sugar or fat.

If your body is burning mostly sugar, it cannot burn fat very easily.

If it’s mostly burning fat, it cannot burn much sugar very easily.

Sugar is designed for quick energy consumption.

Fat is designed for storing energy for a rainy day.

However, in today’s world, that rainy day, rarely comes for most of us.

It’s unusual that we don’t get much food.

But our metabolism still dumps free fatty acids into our bloodstream when we can’t use sugar.

Free fatty acids are responsible for lots of things.

In particular, they’re responsible for insulin resistance that may eventually become diabetes.

And now we have evidence that free fatty acids cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Here’s the story.

Alzheimer’s patients have tangled strands of amyloid beta in their brains.

You don’t see an Alzheimer’s patient that doesn’t have these amyloid beta strands in their brain.

And it turns out that free fatty acids stimulate the growth of these amyloid beta strands.

And here’s the truth about these dangerous brain plaques.

It’s not just any fat that creates Alzheimer’s plaque in the brain.

It’s PUFAs fat or polyunsaturated fatty acids — omega-six fatty acids specifically.

These plaques develop with a constant feeding of vegetable oil.

And the doses are very small.

You don’t need a whole lot to start creating Alzheimer’s brain.

Arachidonic acid was observed to stimulate the polymerization of all tau preparations examined, with assembly induced by as little as .003 grams per liter.

This is a very tiny amount of proof fat for it to be so dangerous.

And it has to be in the form of free fatty acids, released into the bloodstream.

So let’s see how this works in real life.

Let’s look at a study of Alzheimer’s people to see how free fatty acids affect the progress of the disease.

And the research looked at both mild and severe cases.

This is a study of men over 35 years.

Some of those men developed dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The scientists wondered what they could out find about these men.

And they experimented with the role of free fatty acids — especially PUFAs fat, omega-6 and omega-3 fats.

As you may have heard, these fats supposedly help Alzheimer’s.

People associate omega-3 fatty acids and brain health.

The results shocked these scientists!

They expected that the polyunsaturated fatty acids would protect the men against Alzheimer’s.

But they found that the REVERSE was true.

The higher the pool for consumption, the higher the Alzheimer’s incidence.

They also looked at fats that are at the other end of the spectrum.

The opposite of a PUFA is saturated fat.

Subjects with a higher proportion of saturated fatty acids than polyunsaturated fatty acids had a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s.

And just to be crystal clear:

Even in the 85-year-old survivors, omega 3 fatty acids (like fish oil) were not associated with decreased risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

In fact, omega-3 fatty acids have never helped.

And no study showed that they help prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Instead, they make it worse.

And it turns out that the worst culprits are omega six fatty acids.

These are those fats such as peanut and nut oil, corn oil, soy oil, so-called vegetable oil.

Knowing that what’s the best course of action?

This study is about more than Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s about depressing metabolism with free fatty acids.

And it showed how dangerous these PUFAs are to your brain and body.

Stop consuming these fats to the greatest extent possible.

It could be the key to Alzheimer’s prevention and even preventing dementia.

 

 


Matt Cook is editor-in-chief of Daily Medical Discoveries. Matt has been a full time health researcher for 26 years. ABC News interviewed Matt on sexual health issues not long ago. Matt is widely quoted on over 1,000,000 websites. He has over 300,000 daily newsletter readers. Daily Medical Discoveries finds hidden, buried or ignored medical studies through the lens of 100 years of proven science. Matt heads up the editorial team of scientists and health researchers. Each discovery is based upon primary studies from peer reviewed science sources following the Daily Medical Discoveries 7 Step Process to ensure accuracy.
Serum fatty-acid composition and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal population-based study 
http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v66/n8/abs/ejcn201263a.html 

Free fatty acids stimulate the polymerization of tau and amyloid beta peptides. In vitro evidence for a common effector of pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1858305/ 

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