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Offline primal woman

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urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:13:18 AM »
I'd like to know opinions on what is in the health news yesterday about urea being the cause of dementia and one recommendation to prevent such from happening is eat less protein. In my opinion, there is a different reason that ureas are not eliminated properly, not that it is from too much protein. After all, so many people with dementia were raised on canned goods, grains and breads etc.

So please, give me some opinions of your take on this new news.


Been a member for awhile, but don't come here much. Don't know all the ins and outs of how to use all the icons. I hope I see replies. I hit 'spellcheck' and it just brought up a blank window. huh? ha.

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Re: urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 08:14:19 AM »
Correlation is not causation.


Offline Warren Dew

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Re: urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 10:23:02 AM »
To expand on Jayjay's post, the urea could for example, be the result of breakdown of proteins from brain cells after they die.  In this case, the urea would be the result of the dementia, not the cause.

I think it's notable that the principal investigator's main area of study is metabolic syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome eventually leads to high blood sugar levels, overloading of the kidneys to remove the excess blood sugar, and kidney dysfunction, which would interfere with the body's removal of urea.  So even if the urea causes the dementia, it's likely ultimately because of excessive dietary carbohydrate intake, not excessive protein intake.

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Re: urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 05:06:56 AM »
Thank you for the input.

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Re: urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 08:00:05 AM »
Great post, and replies.  Nice discussion.



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Re: urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 08:01:35 AM »
Oh, thanks for noticing spellcheck is broken.  It's a systemic issue with this forum so I've disabled it.

Most web browsers spellcheck for you in text boxes so all is good :)