Hello Hello y’all folks! We are celebrating here on this planet.
Did you read this amazing news in the newspapers?
An eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease two decades before symptoms emerge, a new study claims.
Researchers in Los Angeles trialed the test on 16 patients.
Comparing their results to brain scans, the eye test was just as successful at spotting those with twice the amount of plaque build-up in their brains.
Experts say the finding is one of the biggest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research to date, offering the first sign of a cost-effective and non-invasive test.
‘The findings suggest that the retina may serve as a reliable source for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis,’ said the study’s senior lead author, Dr Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai.
Now here is the thing.
What bloody good would THAT do? We have NO IDEA what causes Alzheimer’s in the first place.
‘Our hope is that eventually the investigational eye scan will be used as a screening device to detect the disease early enough to intervene and change the course of the disorder with medications and lifestyle changes,’ said Dr Black.
The findings have been celebrated worldwide.
Yup – that confirms it for me – medical science, is quite daft!
We can tell we are getting yet another disease we have no method of curing, so as well as making ‘lifestyle changes’ by cutting our breasts off to avoid Breast Cancer, we can stress ourselves out for twenty years knowing our brain is furring up all that time.
And while we are waiting, and furring up, we can change our lifestyle. I know! Don’t smoke, eat five fruit and veg a day and exercise regularly – and most importantly, don’t become obese.
Well, actually – I know a better way. Smoke cigarettes – maybe. Or vape! The jury is still out on that conundrum ….
That is, patients with AD or PD are approximately 50% less likely to have smoked cigarettes during their lifetime than are age- and gender-matched controls. Alternatively, cigarette smokers are 50% less likely to have PD or AD than are age- and gender-matched nonsmokers. This statistically significant negative association has been interpreted as suggesting that cigarette smoking exerts an undefined, biologic, neuroprotective influence against the development of PD and AD. Link
Of course, since then, it has been found that smoking CAUSES Alzheimer’s (and almost every other disease on Earth). Who would have guessed?
Medical epidemiological studies are
SO NOT reliable.