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Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease: The Role of Diabetes, Genetics, Hormones, and Lifestyle

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Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease: The Role of Diabetes, Genetics, Hormones, and Lifestyle

Description

Understanding the impact of diet, exercise, genetics, and hormones on the risk and development of Alzheimer’s and other neurogenerative diseases

Diet is widely known to impact on neurological function. Nevertheless, academic texts discussing this relationship are relatively few in number. This book therefore fills an important gap in the current literature. Opening with an overview of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, the text then focuses on explaining the means by which glycemic control and lipid metabolism – and associated nutritional and lifestyle variables – may factor into such disorders’ prevention and treatment.  

An international group of experts in the fields of food science and neurodegeneration have contributed chapters that examine Alzheimer’s disease within a broad range of contexts. Offering dietary, genetic, and hormonal perspectives, the authors explore topics ranging from sugar consumption to digestive fermentation, and Alzheimer’s disease animal models to the cognition-enhancing effects of physical exercise. Also included are overviews of the latest research into current and developing methods of treatment and diagnosis, as well as differential diagnostics. This groundbreaking book:

  • Explores how glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, lipid metabolism, and high intake of refined carbohydrates are linked to Alzheimer's disease
  • Discusses how genetic makeup can impact risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Examines cognitive changes in neurodegeneration, lists current tests for determining cognitive impairment, and provides information concerning differential diagnosis
  • Discusses potential advantages of increasing antioxidant and micronutrient intake
  • Reviews hormonal influences on neurodegeneration
  • Examines the links between protein intake and Alzheimer’s disease.   

Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease is an essential resource for researchers, medical practitioners, dietitians, and students with an interest in neurological diseases and their diagnosis and risk factors, as well as diet-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Lifestyle and diet influence neurodegeneration risk, and a better understanding of this evidence amongst health professionals will hopefully lead to greater public awareness of how to reduce the likelihood of these widespread conditions. 

Chapter 1 Current understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, and the potential role of diet and lifestyle in reducing the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline

Chapter 2 Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Chapter 3 Current and developing diagnostic methods for Alzheimer’s disease

Chapter 4 The link between Diabetes, Glucose control and Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Chapter 5 Diet and nutrition, and their influence on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Chapter 6 Carbohydrate and  Protein metabolism:  influences on cognition and Alzheimer’s disease

Chapter 7 Fat and lipid metabolism and the involvement of apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer’s disease

Chapter 8 Inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease, and prevention with antioxidants and phenolic compounds – what are the most promising candidates?

Chapter 9 Cognitive impairments in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Chapter 10 Animal Models of Alzheimer Disease

Chapter 11 The products of fermentation and their effects on metabolism, Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurodegenerative Diseases: Role of short chain fatty acids (SCFA)

Chapter 12 Hormonal expression associated with Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

Chapter 13 The link between exercise and mediation of Alzheimer’s disease and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Chapter 14 Current and prospective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (and other neurodegenerative diseases)

Chapter 15 The role of genetics in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Conclusion

Final thoughts regarding Alzheimer’s disease, diet and health