Other than drugs, what kind of things are being researched as possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease?
Ryan: I think some of the other interesting things are looking at diet and exercise. We have known for a long time, from observational studies, that people who have healthy lifestyles, who have, you know, who are not obese, who are not diabetic, who have healthy diets, like the Mediterranean diet, for example, actually show less or later onset of Alzheimer’s, and less Alzheimer’s than people who have the high fat, more Western diet, if you will. Balintfy: Are there studies looking at other kinds of treatment? Ryan: There was another very interesting one, of a nutritional drink, Suvenaid, where they gave a combination of things, like omega three fatty acids, and anti-oxidants, and, so, it’s highly nutritious. They gave it to a group of patients and, again, mild Alzheimer’s and they actually found that there was slowing of the progression of the illness. So, again, these are early phase studies, but very promising. And also very promising for prevention, which is what we ultimately want