Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Learn how Vitamin D3 & omega-3 can enhance the immune system's ability to clear a brain's amyloid plaque (Alzheimer's #1 suspect). This may prevent plaque build-up in healthy people & ease Alzheimer's decline.

In a small pilot study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, scientists identified key genes and signaling networks regulated by vitamin D3 and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that may help control inflammation and improve plaque clearance.

Previous laboratory work by the team helped clarify key mechanisms involved in helping vitamin D3 clear amyloid-beta, the abnormal protein found in the plaque. The new study extends the previous findings with vitamin D3 and highlights the role of omega-3 DHA.

"Our new study sheds further light on a possible role for nutritional substances such as vitamin D3 and omega-3 in boosting immunity to help fight Alzheimer's," said study author Dr. Milan Fiala, a researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  

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