Neurogenesis & Alzheimer’s: A Correlation?

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that one area of brain health we talk about in relationship to Alzheimer’s, quite frequently, is neurogenesis. Otherwise known as the ability to grow new brain cells, neurogenesis is an incredibly powerful ability we retain as humans, especially as it relates to neurogenesis in the hippocampus.

For some time, we have talked about the potential link between neurogenesis, or the lack thereof, and risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but there has been little scientific literature on which to further explore this possibility. Until now.

A critically important new study looks at rates of neurogenesis and markers for Alzheimer’s disease, and sheds some light on this relationship. Let’s explore.

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