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Alzheimer’s May Begin 20 Years Before Symptoms Appear

The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research focus on the time well before patients even know they might have the neurodegenerative condition. Studies so far have found evidence that the biological processes that cause the mental decline may begin 10 to 12 years before people first notice signs of cognitive decline.

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This was known decades ago from the Honolulu Heart Study.  Those with higher levels of C-reactive protein were much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s 25 years later.

 

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