How effective are liraglutide and other GLP-1 agonists in early stage dementia or Alzheimer… by Connie b. Dellobuono
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
Liraglutide is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, binding to the same receptors as does the endogenous metabolic hormone GLP-1 that stimulates insulin secretion. Marketed under the brand name Victoza, it is an injectable drug developed by Novo Nordisk for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In 2015, Novo Nordisk began marketing it in the U.S. and E.U. under the brand name Saxenda as a treatment for adults, who are obese or overweight with at least one weight-related comorbid condition.
Alzheimer's disease is multifactorial in causes implicating the metabolism and immune systems. Preventing bad microbes/bacteria/virus/parasites from our intestine to do damage in our cell walls including the brain is very important. Vit C strengthens the blood vessels, Vit B is anti stress, acidophilus/pickled veggies/whole foods and Vit E/fish oil/omega 3 are good for our brain cells. Selenium, zinc and other herbs (turmeric, ginger) and coconut oil are also important nutrients for the brain. We should strive to have balance in all our hormones (cortisol – stress hormones) we get enough sleep and has good appetite for healthy food (not addicted to sugar and unhealthy food). Our hormones can be affected by toxins in the environment (plastics, meds/narcotics, OTC meds, etc).