Diacetyl chemical in artificial butte...

Diacetyl chemical in artificial butter popcorn linked to Alzheimer's plaque build-up

There are 1 comment on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Aug 10, 2012, titled Diacetyl chemical in artificial butter popcorn linked to Alzheimer's plaque build-up. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

An ingredient used in artificial butter flavoring for popcorn may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that's been linked to Alzheimer's disease.

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Joe Lucido

Grosse Pointe, MI

#1 Aug 13, 2012
I would caution everyone to take a step back and wait until further studies on this subject can be done, and some better conclusions be made. Over the last year or two so many headlines have been way over the top, or even worse given false hope to the Caregivers and patients of Alzheimer's. In an effort that reporters and their editors make to come up with splashy, flashy headlines, all too often make promises or shout out to the world that they have found a cure or are somehow close to one. Or like in this case a “LINKED” of Alzheimer’s.

As the director of the Alzheimer’s Research Association, we get so many of our members who get so involved in stories like this, they become concerned or they want the next big thing in a cure. We already have received so many e mails on this subject its ridicules. There is absolutely no evidence, of what this article says about the butter in popcorn being “Linked” of Alzheimer’s. This study has not been done to achieve that goal. Everyone needs to take a step back.

Joe Lucido
Alzheimer’s Research Association

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