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Could lysine supplementation prevent Alzheimer’s dementia? A novel hypothesis

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2010
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Title
Could lysine supplementation prevent Alzheimer’s dementia? A novel hypothesis
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2010
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s14338
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Robert N Rubey

Abstract

There is a growing body of evidence that implicates the herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1) in the development of Alzheimer's dementia (AD). HSV-1 has been found to be present in the cerebrum of the great majority of older adults, and in many of the same areas of the brain that are affected by AD. When active, the virus may contribute to the formation of the neuro-fibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques characteristic of AD. Like AD, HSV-1 encephalitis may cause long term memory loss. HSV-1 replication is suppressed in lysine-rich/arginine - poor environments, and population studies suggest that diets high in lysine and low in arginine may be associated with lower rates of AD. There are no prospective studies of the efficacy of lysine supplementation to prevent or reduce the incidence of AD. Supplementation with adequate doses of lysine could prevent the development of AD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 3%
Unknown 39 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Student > Master 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 10%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 9 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 25%
Psychology 4 10%
Chemistry 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 12 30%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 October 2023.
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#5,338,695
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#2
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