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DRich
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September 15th, 2019 at 6:28:36 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Gum disease is even linked to Alzheimer's.



Is that why I keep forgetting to brush my teeth?
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September 15th, 2019 at 6:30:41 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Is that why I keep forgetting to brush my teeth?




😂😂😂😂😂
FleaStiff
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September 15th, 2019 at 7:17:47 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Is that why I keep forgetting to brush my teeth?

LOL
You will be happy to know that its periodontal disease plus at least fifteen years that induces alzheimers but plaque is the body's DEFENSE MECHANISM, not the cause of the disease as MaxPen seems to believe.
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September 15th, 2019 at 8:01:09 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

LOL
You will be happy to know that its periodontal disease plus at least fifteen years that induces alzheimers but plaque is the body's DEFENSE MECHANISM, not the cause of the disease as MaxPen seems to believe.



Quote: MaxPen

Alzheimer's is characterized by the formation of plaque



Did you forget to brush your teeth? Now you're agreeing with me. Cause and "characterized by" are 2 completely different things. I'm no expert by any means just familiar with what the experts are saying on the subject.
Don't you have some wheat bits to eat or something? Why are you trying to argue with me?
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September 15th, 2019 at 1:28:26 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Yes, I'm sure you know more than the researchers. Gum disease is even linked to Alzheimer's.



"Experts caution that not everyone who has gum disease will go on to develop Alzheimer’s and not everyone who has Alzheimer’s will have gum disease."

Who cares then. There are about 110 million
people over 50 in the US. Of them only 5.8
million have Alzheimers. And 80% of
those are over 80. These are tiny numbers
for people under 80. And women are
twice as likely to get it than men. I in 6
chance for women, 1 in 12 chance for men.
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September 15th, 2019 at 1:46:36 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

"Experts caution that not everyone who has gum disease will go on to develop Alzheimer’s and not everyone who has Alzheimer’s will have gum disease."

Who cares then. There are about 110 million
people over 50 in the US. Of them only 5.8
million have Alzheimers. And 80% of
those are over 80. These are tiny numbers
for people under 80. And women are
twice as likely to get it than men. I in 6
chance for women, 1 in 12 chance for men.



Exactly. But for some reason my off handed comment to your original off handed comment about rum preventing Alzheimer's has triggered our resident Alzheimer's expert Fleastiff.

Who can't figure out if he agrees or disagrees with what I said because he may be forgetting to brush his teeth.😃
EvenBob
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September 15th, 2019 at 2:48:54 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Exactly. But for some reason my off handed comment to your original off handed comment about rum preventing Alzheimer's has triggered our resident Alzheimer's expert Fleastiff.
😃



Women have a two times greater
risk of Alz than men, yet in the US
2/3 of those that have it are women.
It's most prevalent in EU, least in
Africa. Yet in the US blacks are twice
as likely to get Alz than whites. Try
and figure that one out. Hispanics
are 1.5 times as likely. Blacks make
up 12% of the population yet 20%
of people that have Alz are black.

This means if you're white and male,
your chances of Alz are far less than
blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans,
and women.

The severity of Alz has decreased in
the last 30 years and nobody knows
why. We're doing something that
we didn't used to do that's making
the disease less severe.
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September 15th, 2019 at 3:10:00 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Women have a two times greater
risk of Alz than men, yet in the US
2/3 of those that have it are women.
It's most prevalent in EU, least in
Africa. Yet in the US blacks are twice
as likely to get Alz than whites. Try
and figure that one out. Hispanics
are 1.5 times as likely. Blacks make
up 12% of the population yet 20%
of people that have Alz are black.

This means if you're white and male,
your chances of Alz are far less than
blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans,
and women.

The severity of Alz has decreased in
the last 30 years and nobody knows
why. We're doing something that
we didn't used to do that's making
the disease less severe.



I'm guessing it might correlate somewhat with the lopsided (compared to other demographics) statistics on white men over 45 or so dying from heart attacks and certain cancers. You nearly always have to live into your late 60s or more to get Alzheimer's or dementia.
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September 15th, 2019 at 4:19:55 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

You nearly always have to live into your late 60s or more to get Alzheimer's or dementia.


Males with premature dementia get diagnosed with premature dementa; females with premature dementia get sent to shrinks. See propublica.
EvenBob
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September 15th, 2019 at 4:43:44 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I'm guessing it might correlate somewhat with the lopsided (compared to other demographics) statistics on white men over 45 or so dying from heart attacks and certain cancers.



"A new WHO report shows that men die 4.4 years earlier than women."

I don't think 4 years has a significant
impact on the Alz numbers.
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