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And what's to be said of perfectly healthy, fit elderly people getting it? Is it like genetic high cholesterol, where you would never guess the person is a ticking time bomb?

I suspect Alzheimer's may turn out to be another symptom cluster, like cancer. The manifestations may be similar, but the etiologies diverse.

There definitely seems to be a genetic component. Whether or not this is an interaction and/or amplification of the dietary/insulin connection ... TBD.

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