How Inflammation Triggers Amyloid Buildup and Drives Brain Diseases

Scientists have largely focused on the buildup of beta-amyloid as one of the major drivers of Alzheimer’s disease, but more and more research is pointing to inflammation as another big factor.

A new study focused on brain tissue analysis concluded that inflammation may actually trigger amyloid accumulation, playing a big role in the progression of neurological degeneration and associated brain diseases.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits Now May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk Later

An estimated 17,000 Delawareans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is only expected to increase over the next several years. This represents 11% of the state’s senior population. Though research is still evolving, growing evidence shows that people can reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s by making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular physical and mental activity and maintaining good heart health.

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