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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.

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Doctor’s Tip: How lifestyle affects our microbiome

This is the fifth in a series of columns based on Dr. Dean Ornish’s recent book “Undo It.” The book makes the case that our health is not determined so much by the genes we’re born with but by whether these genes are turned on or off. And to a large extent, that process is determined by our lifestyle.

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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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