(Jackson, Wyo.) - Yesterday, the Jackson-based Institute for EthnoMedicine
released a study that identifies a possible
cause as well as a possible prevention for neurodegenerative illnesses, or
diseases the affect the human brain like Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and
The study, which was published yesterday in the science journal Proceedings
of the Royal Society B, indicates that chronic exposure to an environmental
toxin may increase risk of neurodegenerative illness.
In a release issued today, the organization explains that brain tangles and
amyloid deposits are the hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s disease and an
unusual illness suffered by Chamorro villagers on the Pacific Island of
Guam, whose diet is contaminated by the environmental toxin BMAA. Pacific
Islanders with this unusual condition also suffer from dementia and
symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and Parkinson’s disease.
Get the whole story over at Pitchengine Communities' Jackson Hole news
*Feature Photo: Screenshot of the Institute for EthnoMedicine from the
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