Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest-Growing Cause Of Death
By Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
A new study that was recently published in the journal Surgical Neurology International confirms what I wrote about several years ago — that the incidence of neurological disease and the deaths from these disorders has risen dramatically in the last few decades.
This study, which examined death rates from all neurological disorders from 1989 to 2010, found that there was a dramatic increase that affected both male and female Americans between the ages of 55 and 74. It also tracked those people who were 75 and older.
In the 55-74 age group in America, neurological deaths increased 82 percent among males and 48 percent in females. In the same age group from other countries, the rate increased just two percent and one percent, respectively.
For those over age 75 outside of the U.S., the incidence of neurological deaths for males and females rose 117 and 143 percent, respectively. However, for the same population in the United States, those death rates increased an astounding 368 for men and 663 percent for women.
This dramatic rise in neurological deaths was not a common phenomenon associated with other diseases. Over the same period, death rates with other diseases, such as strokes, heart attacks, and cancer actually dropped.
The authors of the paper concluded that this drastic rise in neurological deaths was due to environmental causes, which include:
- Increased exposure to industrial and agricultural chemicals;
- Widespread use of the pesticide Round-up;
- Elevated exposure to mercury, aluminum, and other toxic metals; and
- Poor diets featuring high sugar and high intakes of oxidized vegetable oils.
Fortunately, we are finding that a change in diet, avoiding exposure to these toxic chemicals, and using special plant extracts, as well as vitamins and minerals can significantly reduce the risk of death from neurological disorders.
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