Cutting-edge study reveals new dementia risk

Cutting the risk of dementia is one of the holy grails of modern medicine.

Most mainstream scientists admit that they have NO CLUE what causes the disease... and they're POWERLESS to stop it.

The best they can say is try to live healthily -- eat right, get a little exercise -- and maybe you'll get lucky and avoid dementia.

Today, I'm going to give you more than just luck.

I've got a cutting-edge new study that reveals what just might be a hidden cause of this devastating disease.

It also provides what could be a simple way to stop it before it starts... and, quite possibly, a key to reversing it if you're already in the early stages.

The key is in a funny little word: urea.

It usually gets no attention -- but that could change in a big way because of the new study, which shows how urea may play a major role in dementia.

Urea is one of the breakdown products of protein in the body and -- along with ammonia -- your kidneys usually push it out.

But every now and then, something goes wrong.

They kidneys don't quite push it out, or they don't push out enough.

The urea can head up into the brain. And in the new study, researchers found patients with a form of dementia called Huntington's disease had four or more times the normal levels of urea in the brain.

Huntington's disease is relatively rare. But two years ago, the same research team also found high levels of urea in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Now, they think it could be playing a role in just about every form of dementia.

There are three steps you can take to cut your risk.

First, take care of your kidneys, the unsung heroes of your body. Many people don't notice when kidney function declines, so it slowly gets worse.

By the time the problem is discovered, they're already suffering from kidney disease.

Second, if your own kidney function is at risk, take steps before it's too late: Limit or avoid alcohol, reduce your salt intake, and get regular exercise.

Simple steps. But they can make a big difference.

And third, regardless of whether you have kidney disease, make sure you're getting the right levels of essential vitamin C. This antioxidant can help protect the kidneys and repair any damage.

It's also a very mild diuretic, which can increase urine so your kidneys push out more urea and other toxins.