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Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques May Harm The Heart Too

MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients might also stiffen their heart muscle and increase their risk of heart failure, a new study reports. The protein fragments are called amyloid beta.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Both heart disease and Alzheimer’s are inflammatory conditions. The amyloid plaques may be simply consequences of the increased inflammation, and more likely of the lack of resolution of the underlying inflammation.

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