Can Benfotiamine Help Alzheimer’s Disease? This is what scientists are trying to determine. According to Alzheimer's News Today, a large clinical trial has received $45 million in U.S. funding to evaluate the efficacy of benfotiamine — a lab-made precursor of thiamine or vitamin B1 — in slowing the cognitive decline of those with mild Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment.
The grant was awarded to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to research the Burk Neurological Institute (BNI) in White Plains, New York. The lead researcher is Gary E. Gibson, Ph.D. at BNI/Weill Cornell Medicine.
But let's be clear, this is just a clinical trial! However, the goal is to expand early data from a pilot phase 2 study regarding the potential of Benfotiamine taken twice a day to slow the cognitive decline.
Simply put, the initial data showed that benfotiamine was safe and that cognitive decline was lower in patients treated with benfotiamine compared to those who received a placebo.
What do we need to know?
- Diabetes or pre-diabetes is the second biggest RISK factor for Alzheimer’s disease
- Diabetics are 65% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than non-diabetics.
Researchers are referring to Alzheimer’s disease as “Type 3 diabetes” and the primary RISK for developing Type 3 diabetes is having Type 2 diabetes.
Are YOU at RISK?
It is still the early days of the research, however, the fact that there is such HUGE importance being put on the research indicates the possible benefits. Those who are impacted by any of the following should keep an eye on this study:
- Have a family history of diabetes
- Are you over 45 years of age
- Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Have excess body weight or obesity
- Has suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Has low physical activity
Prevention is worth a pound of cure! A little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up afterward. (Thank you, Ben Franklin!)
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