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Alzheimer’s Protein Found in Young Brains for the First Time

For the first time, scientists have found evidence of a protein found in Alzheimer's disease, called amyloid, in the brains of people as young as 20. In a report published in the journal Brain, Changiz Geula, a professor at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, reveals that the protein-which gradually builds up and forms sticky plaques in the brain in Alzheimer's disease-starts appearing early in life.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Alzheimer’s doesn’t happen overnight. Like heart disease, it take decades to accumulate the damage. Also like heart disease, you can see early signs decades before the development of heart disease. Both are driven by inflammation. Therefore it makes sense that following an anti-inflammatory diet for a lifetime is your best “drug” against both chronic diseases.

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