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UF researchers find that 'peanut butter' test can help diagnose Alzheimer's disease

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer's disease, University of Florida Health researchers have found. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the UF McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her colleagues reported the findings of a small pilot study in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Stamps came up with the idea of using peanut butter to test for smell sensitivity while she was working with Dr. Kenneth Heilman, the James E. Rooks distinguished professor of neurology and health psychology in the UF College of Medicine's department of neurology.She noticed while shadowing in Heilman's clinic that patients were not tested for their sense of smell. The ability to smell is associated with the first cranial nerve and is often one of the first things to be affected in cognitive decline. Stamps also had been working in the laboratory of Linda Bartoshuk, the William P. Bushnell presidentially endowed professor in the College of Dentistry's department of community dentistry and behavioral sciences and director of human research in the Center for Smell and Taste. https://ufhealth.org/ "Dr. Heilman said, 'If you can come up with something quick and inexpensive, we can do it,'" Stamps said. She thought of peanut butter because, she said, it is a "pure odorant" that is only detected by the olfactory nerve and is easy to access.
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louis foxwell (1 месяц назад)
Use shit instead of peanut butter. I bet they smell it faster.
Lala (7 месяцев назад)
This is bullshit. Some people can’t even smell
Core Cubed2 (8 месяцев назад)
Fascinating study, and anything new we can learn will lead us a step closer to a cure! Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's can find additional help here: https://www.homeandhearthcare.com/services/alzheimers-dementia-care/
Di Smith (10 месяцев назад)
this was a pilot study using 24 subjects.Of the 24 patients tested who had mild cognitive impairment, which sometimes signals Alzheimer's disease and sometimes turns out to be something else, about 10 patients showed a left nostril impairment and 14 patients did not. The researchers said more studies must be conducted to fully understand the implications.
Don Child (10 месяцев назад)
Smell is just one symptom which indicates that it might be worth looking at other possible symptoms more closely. It is not an open and shut diagnosis. There are cognitive tests, dexterity tests, psychological tests ... I suspect the peanut butter test is just one part of a process, and if it helps a doctor make an earlier diagnosis, more power to them.
mymoonflower (10 месяцев назад)
I'm wondering, did they take into account the circadian rythm, where the breathing normal pattern shifts from one nostril to the other every two hours? If not, this study is just half complete and needs to be repeated at the time of the switch to the other nostril!!!
Patricia Parsons (10 месяцев назад)
No way, a lot of people have nose problems!!! Peanut butter jelly time!!! Really depends if it is Chunky or creamy??
enterprise59 (10 месяцев назад)
Gotta wonder if our Government, in order to keep social security solvent, isn't making something that is causing seniors to die faster.. Hey!.. just a thought.. governments do love their power of the people!
Chavezoid (10 месяцев назад)
That peanut butter looks like diarrhea
Chavezoid (10 месяцев назад)
So normal is for both nostrils to smell the peanut butter at 20 cm?
eogg25 (10 месяцев назад)
How did they come to this conclusion, on what studies is this based on. was the test done on people who already have Alzheimer's. or did they test people and then waited to see how many people did this test get Alzheimer's. since I am already old, I will try the test and get back to you in a few years to see if I got it, if I still can remember.
TheBigun69 (11 месяцев назад)
Who else was expecting the peanut butter to be smeared all over the "test subject's" nose ??
sandy smith (11 месяцев назад)
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Marye H. Pope (11 месяцев назад)
WOW!!! Very Interesting! Will have to try this!!!
James Beyersdorf (11 месяцев назад)
what if you smell PB out of both nostrils. what happens to you if you eat PB all the time. 2 Tbs will do it.
Mark L (1 год назад)
I can smell peanut butter from 15 feet away. (Or more) Does that mean I am all set? :)
steppenwolf (1 год назад)
it's actually brilliant if you think about it. the blind sceptics don't think so they don't count.
Ron I. Didit (1 год назад)
Whoa nelly!!! You know how many people / older especially do the test and OMG I have Alzheimer's? Goober Bryce, they dont say go get expensive test but rather communicate it is absolute. So you come on Brycey
PuffPuddds X (1 год назад)
If your allergic to peanut butter your screwed
Iris Clay (1 год назад)
Non-sense
Kaiden Artura (1 год назад)
OMG, that's even more awesome, Dorkfourit told me so.
Bailey Cadieux (1 год назад)
NOT TRUE! A follow-up study showing that the peanut butter test didn't work did not generate the worldwide publicity the first study received. In 2014, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published findings showing that they were unable to replicate the Florida findings. When they tested 15 patients with Alzheimer's disease using the peanut butter method, the Penn researchers reported that they found no difference in the ability to detect the odor between the left and right nostrils. They then tested 20 Alzheimer's patients with a scratch-and-sniff test they developed themselves and here, too, found no difference in the ability to detect the odor between the two nostrils. Unfortunately, there is still no specific test to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. Instead, it is typically diagnosed after doctors rule out other conditions.
louis foxwell (1 месяц назад)
They failed to use Skippy
Jerry Dole (2 года назад)
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Successful Home Inspections (2 года назад)
Smells good from here
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David Boulle (2 года назад)
i was about to make an Alzheimer joke but i forgot it
Olda Batt (2 года назад)
Get a load of the the researcher's two "nostrils".
Musclebrain Smartypants (2 года назад)
I'm guessing my sense of smell is way better than most people. Just tried this and I could smell the can from the next room.
Joe Coupon (10 месяцев назад)
Musclebrain Smartypants you might have to use smaller amounts of peanut butter instead of opening the whole can and scooping it out onto a plate.
Derek Davies (2 года назад)
Since losing my sense of smell( I have anosmia)I was intrigued by a phenomenon that has been going around YouTube about the link between peanut butter and Alzheimer's disease. If you can smell better with the right side of your nose to the left then there is a good chance you'll get Alzheimer's. I thought I have got to have a go at this!! Bought a cheap pot of crunchy peanut butter from Morrisons and opened the lid. Not surprisingly since I have no sense of smell I couldn't smell anything left or right. So of the result ? My lack of smell sense is nothing to do with Alzheimer's or ageing as apparently of all the smells you lose when you age peanut butter is not affected. I have an MRI scan at the end of this month. They think it's going to be normal as I've had the smell problem for quite some years. Anyone else tried the test? It's really puzzling for me to work out why I can't smell but at least I know I won't get dementia in the near future :)
Joan W. Torres (2 года назад)
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AARON ARNEZ (2 года назад)
This is really good news, anything that would help in the treatment and detection of this horrible Alzheimer's disease. I have seen this disease live and up close and I fear I in my old age I might have to deal with the disease but promising research may beat me to the punch, and that's a good thing.
benhenry96 (2 года назад)
But did they take into account that everyone has uneven sized nostrils? My left nostril is much smaller than my right.
WestIsOnFire (2 года назад)
And for people with sinusitis or blocked noses? There are so many variables, This is a load of rubbish really.
nowvoyagerNE (28 дней назад)
i can see dementia has already struck you, WestisOnFire...duh! if you can't detect oders, don't use / don't submit to / don't administer the test until you can detect odors. this isn't rocket science here.
ainsleywainsley (5 месяцев назад)
id imagine you take this test when your nose is not blocked
Richard Walker (10 месяцев назад)
It's not? lol
Chryss O'Raidy (1 год назад)
that's like saying that, because there are people who are naturally bald, shampoo is a scam.
vecernicek2 (1 год назад)
Your opinion is a load of rubbish, in fact.
Will E (2 года назад)
How the fuck does one come up with this test is all I wanna know.
vecernicek2 (1 год назад)
It's known for a very long time that alzheimer's affects olfactory system. It's therefore logical that someone tries a smell test on patients.
Bryce Walter (2 года назад)
Come on people. This is something that has been discovered. Why are there so many cynics in the you tube comments :-( obviously if Alzheimers or some other serious brain disease was discovered by this test then they would look for other typical symptoms CAT scan and more expensive tests. Yeesh people??
avg1919 (2 месяца назад)
Jp Sea, this is an easy test for family members to get an early indication of possible Alzheimer's disease. If the test come up positive, the family member can investigate further. I am sorry that you have a deviated septum. Obviously you would be an exception to the typical population this test is for. You can use one of the many other tests available if you are concerned about your own risks for the disease.
Jp Sea (10 месяцев назад)
Bryce Walter I've had a deviated septum since 13 when I broke my nose. So my left nostril has always been partially blocked. A 2 minute video doesn't explain variations in different people.
Chavezoid (10 месяцев назад)
Because ignorant people need to feel smart. That's why so many idiots believe in conspiracy theories. It makes them feel that they are more knowing than the average person.
steppenwolf (1 год назад)
why are there? because it challenges their current thinking and anything that does that they mock.
wilsonryder (2 года назад)
nice tits doe
Wismo (2 года назад)
What a hoax..
SafePet Haven (2 года назад)
Bogus.
Sss Fff (2 года назад)
great - what about normal deviations in septum openings - alergies to nuts and other variances in human phisiology?? I s this the outcome of another quality education and wasted study dollars?
spideraxis (2 года назад)
Funny...Bernie Sanders was 237 miles from my home and I smelled a communist socialist.
Miranda frost (2 года назад)
Why peanut butter, they could use other things?
jinitron (2 года назад)
Because peanut butter is cheap, and commonly found. You don't need fancy chemicals.
Matthew Long (2 года назад)
+angela frost I would guess peanut butter has the right particular chemical producing the specific odor that targets the parts of the nose that gives them the meaningful measurement. I'm sure it must be something specific within the peanut butter, so you probably could use other things so long as they consist of the appropriate chemicals.
John Mahoney (2 года назад)
What was this video about? I was distracted by her cleavage.
Bryce Walter (2 года назад)
+John Mahoney lol. testing for Alzheimers and other brain diseases but yes she was very distracting lol
John Bianchi (2 года назад)
+John Mahoney that researcher is hot!
chosengen1able (2 года назад)
Alright this looks good but what I don't understand is why people would dislike videos like this. I watch some videos on YouTube and when I see the dislikes I just ask myself: why would anyone dislike this? any way nice video.
avg1919 (2 месяца назад)
Or maybe they are allergic to happiness.
ainsleywainsley (2 года назад)
+chosengen1able maybe they are allergic to peanut butter!! :O
Glen March (3 года назад)
Alzheimer's disease is also a "software" problem, in varying degrees. I found an eBook on Amazon called, "Alzheimer's the pride half and the half cure." It makes a lot of sense and it explains how excessive self esteem can have a very negative effect on brain function.
Jonelle Ohrn (3 года назад)
Was it studied if the person was left or right handed? Perhaps the left handed person should be tested in the rught nostril? 
artistpw (3 года назад)
I am left handed primarily, and I will give that a try.  I actually have lyme disease, and I think the right side of my body seems more affected from the lyme infection.
Lynn Pal (3 года назад)
alzheimer's "treatments" are a money changers dream...
passthetoiletpaper (3 года назад)
Of course this is from Florida, don't they know how smell works? It's normal for one nostril to be more perceptive than other. Unless there is more data on the subject that this video shows I don't think they are up to something. http://news.stanford.edu/news/1999/november10/smell-1110.html
Pizza Man (2 года назад)
It's repeated. The point of repetition is to rule out other factors like sinuses. If they get the same result over hundreds of tests, they publish their work.
spectre2025 (3 года назад)
beautiful breasts 
nowvoyagerNE (28 дней назад)
cleavage is never appropriate for the work setting. maybe the lady doing the testing needs to be assessed for brain damage because she isn't making very good decisions.
kirkleach (10 месяцев назад)
I think you mean "figurative", not 'literal".
GADCL4 (1 год назад)
Ok size, but ugly blotchy skin. Looks like an 80 year old.
Bryan Jordan (1 год назад)
That's what you got out of this video? Literal scum, lol.
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ut oh
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Henry Wickham (4 года назад)
Does this test, Alzheimer's or bad sinuses ?
Chryss O'Raidy (1 год назад)
jeez. If you have the ability to smell, then it applies to how much distance per nostril the smell is detectable. OF COURSE it can't apply to all humans, because of whatever sinus or olfactory issues they may have. You're flaunting your ignorance
Pudsy440 (2 года назад)
+Henry Wickham Exactly, I have trouble with my left sinus for many years, so I'm not even gonna bother with this test.
jetunknownactor (3 года назад)
it's a cheap test to puch you into expensive medicine ;-( insted of getting the toxicity out of your body ;-) there are always more than 1 options ;-) ( + they need to stop spraying so much )
Grantorius (4 года назад)
Good point - I thought the same thing. My wife detected it at 9" away, my daughter at >12" (equidistant in both cases) I more or less had to have it shoved up either nostril to smell it.
DeeJ J (4 года назад)
Is this one of those US government grants? It's nonsense and published in no scientific journal a waste of money a hoax.
Carolyn Vallerga (4 года назад)
WHAT DOES THIS COMMENT HAVE TO DO WITH THE REPORT ABOUT PEANUT BUTTER?
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Sal Prive (4 года назад)
Yes, if you are allergic to peanut butter, you can fart then hold your head under a blanket and then close one nostril and then close the other nostril and see if the right or the left nostril will detect the odor. You would get the same results. The scientists found that patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease had a dramatic difference in detecting odor between the left and right nostril.
R Tew (4 года назад)
Ummmm... Sinus conditions must confound this, and they are more common in older people. Second, same result even if left handed?
University of Florida (4 года назад)
Love this video! It really does a great job of explaining how this study is implemented. #GoGators
banaco53 (4 года назад)
Why peanut butter? Does it work with other odors? How did you come up with peanut butter?
felix hernandez (4 года назад)
WOW! A lot cheaper than an Amyvid PET that costs $2,000.
somafulop (4 года назад)
Oh god, they are so young! :'(
tony l (4 года назад)
what about septal deviations?
siliyemoodislam (4 года назад)
nice pair of milfy boobs...fuck alzheimers shit
Josh Mark (4 года назад)
The smell of peanut butter also sets off a reaction. I
Omally (4 года назад)
i thought i was the only one to notice, i think i gotta get tested for Alzheimer's *wink*...........because i forgot where i was going with this
annonnie (4 года назад)
You don't have to eat it. >_>
Dan Cunningham (4 года назад)
wow, that research has fantastic breasts. studies say that looking at breasts is good for men's heart health.
Josh Mark (4 года назад)
I'm allergic to peanut butter; is there some other thing I can use?

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