TV News LIES

Monday, Mar 02nd

Last update08:49:55 AM GMT

You are here News Health Peanut butter used to confirm early-stage Alzheimer's disease

Peanut butter used to confirm early-stage Alzheimer's disease

E-mail Print PDF

Peanut butter detects AlzheimersA bit of peanut butter and a ruler may be an easy way confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers say.

Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student at the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and colleagues found peanut butter worked well to test for smell sensitivity.

Stamps was shadowing at the clinic of Dr. Kenneth Heilman, the James E. Rooks distinguished professor of neurology and health psychology in the University of Florida's College of Medicine, and asked why patients were not tested for their sense of smell.

The ability to smell is associated with the first cranial nerve and is often one of the first things to be affected in cognitive decline.

The researchers had the patients sniff a bit of peanut butter with each nostril while the opposite nostril was closed. They used a ruler to measure the point at which people detected the smell of the peanut butter.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

primate lab, louisianaA dangerous, often deadly, type of bacteria that lives in soil and water has been released...

2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at L.A. hospital

LA hospital superbugContaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a...

Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

Tobacco companies deny dangersNever underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the...

New drug shields monkeys from AIDS: study

HIV vaccine a success in monkeysScientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!