Nitrate A Leading Cause In Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s deaths, Study Claims

July 6, 2009

Rhode Island (ChattahBox) – A new study out of Rhode Island Hospital has found that diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Diabetes, particularly those cases that are fatal, have a shocking number of links to nitrate in food and the environment.

High levels of nitrate could possibly be the cause of other conditions that result in a rising number of deaths, such as Parkinson’s. That nitrate is found in processed foods, fertilizer that grows natural foods, and in various other sources common in our environment.

“All of these diseases are associated with increased insulin resistance and DNA damage,” Dr. Suzanne de la Monte, the lead researcher in the study, was quoted as explaining by Eureka Alert.

“Their prevalence rates have all increased radically over the past several decades and show no sign of plateau. Because there has been a relatively short time interval associated with the dramatic shift in disease incidence and prevalence rates, we believe this is due to exposure-related rather than genetic etiologies.”

As a consequence they are now calling for changing the nationally accepted FDA standards, and lowering the amount of nitrate used in these sources.

The study has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.


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