Alzheimer's Disease may be foodborne. The protein responsible for brain destruction is TDP-43 related to Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/06/04/alzheimers-disease-cafos.aspx
The idea that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig's (ALS) may be spread via CAFO foods goes back at least a decade.
A 2005 study16 published in the journal Medical Hypotheses, titled: Thinking the unthinkable: Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Mad Cow disease: The age-related reemergence of virulent, foodborne, bovine tuberculosis or losing your mind for the sake of a shake or burger, states:
“In the opinion of experts, ample justification exists for considering a similar pathogenesis for Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, and the other spongiform encephalopathies such as Mad Cow disease.The researchers also note that bovine tuberculosis serves as a vector for human Mad Cow Disease. Bovine tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium bovis and M. avium-intracellulare or paratuberculosis) is one of the most prevalent disease threats in American CAFOs, and the researchers quote USDA data suggesting that anywhere from 20-40 percent of American dairy herds are infected at any given time!
In fact, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Alzheimer's often coexist and at this point are thought to differ merely by time-dependent physical changes.
A recent study links up to 13 percent of all ‘Alzheimer's’ victims as really having Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.” [Emphasis mine]
According to the authors:
“The health risk for milk tainted with M. bovis has been known for decades and there was a time not so long ago when ‘tuberculin-tested’ was printed on every milk container.
Schliesser stated that meat from tuberculous animals may also constitute a significant risk of infection.
At the turn of the 20th century, 25 percent of the many US deaths from TB in adults were caused by M. bovis. Dairy products aside, when past and present meat consumption are factored in, there is three times the risk of developing Alzheimer's in meat eaters as opposed to vegetarians.
The investigation into the causal trail for Creutzfeldt-Jakob, indistinguishable from Alzheimer's except for its shorter, lethal course might have grown cold where it not for Roel's and others who linked mad cow in cattle with M. bovis and related paratuberculosis on clinical, pathologic, and epidemiological grounds.
The southwest of the UK, the very cradle of British BSE and CJD outbreaks, saw an exponential increase in bovine tuberculosis just prior to it's spongiform outbreaks.
All of this brings up the unthinkable: that Alzheimer's, Cruetzfeldt-Jackob, and Mad Cow Disease might just be caused by eating the meat or dairy in consumer products or feed.” [Emphasis mine]