TAINTED TRANSFUSIONS CAUSE ALZHEIMER’S!
Children who took HGH-treated blood contracting disease
IN A blockbuster discovery, Alzheimer’s disease has been linked to blood transfusions tainted with human growth hormone (HGH)!
Taken from the pituitary glands of cadavers, HGH blood treatments were given to short children in the U.S. and Britain between 1958 and 1985 to boost their growth.
But in 1985, researchers tracked an outbreak of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) — a rare but fatal, fast-developing form of dementia — to the corpse HGH and it was banned for treatments.
Now a breakthrough study has found adults who received the banned transfusions were developing degrees of Alzheimer’s at the time of their deaths.
In an Alzheimer’s patient’s brain, abnormal levels of amyloid proteins bunch to form plaques that collect between nerve cells and disrupt their function.
A research group led by neurology Prof. John Collinge at the University of London studied eight patients who died early from CJD, and found all had been given transfusions of the HGH taken from corpses.
Six showed significant amounts of the nerve cell–wrecking amyloid proteins in their brains.
Researchers obtained samples of the corpse HGH the patients had been treated with and injected them into mice.
Incredibly, the rodents developed signs of the disease within a year.
Collinge says the study is “evidence … that amyloid pathology (the clumping proteins in the brain) can be transmitted to people from contaminated materials (the corpse HGH).”
He suggests more studies to see if other medical treatments can transmit the amyloid condition that triggers Alzheimer’s to patents’ brains.
Growth hormones given to kids decades agoappear to have spread proteins linked to the braindisorder