Alzheimer’s Disease causally linked to shorter telomeres

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, stem cells, Telomere erosion 0 Comments

According to this study published by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm in JAMA Neurology this week, there is a statistical association between Alzheimer’s disease and shorter telomeres via the single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with telomere shortening.

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This table shows that the effect was unlikely to be due to random chance because the ‘p-value’ was 0.002. Or that there was roughly only a 2 in a thousand chance this was not a true association. The level of risk was estimated to be increased by 30%.Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 12.11.36 AM

Based on my theory of aging and disease, I would say this makes sense. Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, decreased immunity (aka cancer), macular degeneration, and a myriad of diseases simply represent senescence and depletion of viable stem cells in all cell types.

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To quote me:  “There is only one disease, with a thousand faces.” – Dr. Ed Park

I have seem some anecdotal improvement in several patients with Alzheimer’s but who knows if that is marginal, functional improvement from sleep and improved overall quality of life enhancements.  It would be great to do a clinical trial someday with telomerase activators!

Even though laypeople and physicians don’t think you make new brain cells, the truth is that the nervous system is constantly remodeling. Please see this podcast on Parkinson’s Disease for more information on neural regeneration



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I graduated from Harvard with honors in Biological Anthropology prior to earning my Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.

In 2007, I became the nineteenth patient to sign up for the use of a herbally-extracted telomerase activator.

The results were so positive that I founded Recharge Biomedical Clinic in 2008 and have since become the leading medical expert in this exciting new field of regenerative medicine treating over 1,300 patients with this exciting new telomerase activation medicine.

I won two Houston Film Festival Awards for my screenplays about Hypatia of Alexandria and Ed Brown of Kentucky.

In 2010 I wrote and self-published a Sci-Fi Graphic Novel called MAXIMUM LIFESPAN

In 2013, I wrote and published "Telomere Timebombs; Defusing the Terror of Aging"

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