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Study Ties Depression in Seniors to Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.

First Posted: Jun 10, 2014 07:56 AM EDT Most of the aging population develops depression and this could be a major risk factor of developing Alzheimer's faster than others as researchers found that depression leads to the increase of a naturally occurring protein in the brain called beta-amyloid that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Although both depression and Alzheimer’s are characterized by neuroinflammation, it is still not clear about the importance in amyloid plaques as many seniors with them have no indication of Alzheimer’s.

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