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Can you really diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with peanut butter and a ruler?

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a news article highlighting a recent study that showed that with just 14 grams (1 tablespoon) of peanut butter and a ruler, an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis could be confirmed. I found this really interesting because of the simplicity of both the concept and tools used in demonstrating this concept. It never occurred to me that one could run a scientific study with food obtained from a grocery store :-).  Details of the study were published in the journal of the neurological sciences http://www.jns-journ al.com/article/S0022-510X%2813%2900311-0/abstract.

This article made me wonder if there was something unique about peanut butter that made it better suited for this study or if one could use some other household condiment like oregano to get a similar result. This will be a fun science experiment to try at home. The only risk is we may all end up thinking we have Alzheimer’s disease.

Cheers!

Osasere

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Very interesting!!!!! Just tested yesterday, glad I don't have Alzheimer!!!!

November 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHong

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