September 13th, 2009

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Treatments that Increase Serotonin Also Lower Bone Density

widespread assumption: serotonin is benign substance that makes people happier
widely accepted that both l-tryp and 5HTP ameliorate depression w/o SEs
but serotonin DOES have SEs
research suggests serotonin hinders formation of new bone-->net loss
supplements increasing serotonin, 5HTP, melatonin, or L-tryptophan detrimental to bone???

Literature Review (September 2009)
Serotonin Production And Bone Health
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
from: http://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/pdf/liit_rev_seratonin.pdf
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Treat Vascular Risk Factors to Slow Alzheimer's Progression

pearl: statins and fibrates both affect amyloid protein and reduce cognitive decline in hyperlipidemic patients until the decline less that patients without hyperlipidemia in the first place
pearl: treating atherosclerosis slows progression of dementia

notes from medscape
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