Category: Pike

Unhealthy diet fuels Alzheimer’s (KABC-TV)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted research by Christian Pike of the USC Leonard Davis School on how individuals that carry a gene that may be related to Alzheimer’s disease might increase their risk of cognitive decline if they have an unhealthy diet. The

Poor Diet, Plus Alzheimer’s Gene, May Fuel Disease

Could a healthy diet spare people who have an Alzheimer's gene from developing the disease? USC Leonard Davis School researchers suggest the issue deserves further study since they found mice carrying a genetic risk factor for the disease quickly developed brain plaques after 12 weeks on a poor diet.