An Ancient Cure for Alzheimer’s? – NYTimes.com

August 5, 2017

Cure for #Alzheimer’s
https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/07/14/opinion/sunday/alzheimers-cure-south-america.html Those in WEIRD places (Western, Educated, Industrial, Rich,
Democratic) more affected by ApoE4

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Dr. Trumble was trained as an anthropologist, and his field — evolutionary medicine — taught him to see our surroundings as a blip in the timeline of human history. He thinks it’s a problem that medical research focuses almost exclusively on “people who live in cities like New York or L.A.” Scientists often refer to these places as “Weird” — Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic — and point out that our bodies are still designed for the not-Weird environment in which our species evolved. Yet we know almost nothing about how dementia affected humans during the 50,000 years before developments like antibiotics and mechanized farming.
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