At the International Conference of the Alzheimer's Association, a new study was presented that demonstrates the likelihood of neurodegenerative effects depending on liver activity. The authors of the study studied in detail the activity of plasmalogens, types of lipids, in the organization of neurocognitive protection and their effect on synaptic function in the brain. The takeaway is simple: the worse the liver works, the higher the risk of Alzheimer's.
Plasmalogens are directly involved in the organization of protective processes in the brain, they are produced in the liver and enter the neurons through the bloodstream. The study describes statistics on 1, 500 patients with pronounced Alzheimer's disease, suspected cognitive impairment and absolutely healthy. Everywhere there was a direct relationship between the concentration of plasmalogens in the blood and the severity of the deviation, and scientists also observed the development of this situation.
The liver, as you know, is a hard worker, which quickly becomes decrepit with age. And a decrease in the concentration of plasmalogens worsens the protection of the brain, increases the risks of disease. In addition to them, various enzymes, beta-protein amyloid and other lipids produced in the liver affect neuroprotective properties. Various independent studies have shown that the liver is the most important source of protective components for the brain, but a direct connection with Alzheimer's disease has only now been made.
What conclusion does this lead to? It is necessary to take care of the liver so that by old age it does not turn into a dumb handicapped person. Different diets and their opposites, overweight and alcohol addiction force the liver to waste its resources. And there are fewer and fewer opportunities to protect the brain, with a logical result.