Alzheimer's Snake Oil

An NIH-sponsored review of scientific literature on Alzheimer's disease has concluded that nothing currently works to prevent the disease, writes the Genomics, Evolution and Pseudoscience blog's Steven Salzberg. In its report, NIH wrote that "there is currently no evidence of even moderate scientific quality supporting the association of any modifiable factor ... with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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