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Likely cause of Alzheimer’s identified in new study

October 4, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that up to 5.8 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting parts of the brain associated with memory, thought, and language. Its symptoms range from mild memory loss to the inability to hold conversations to environmental disorientation and mood changes. 

Previous research has suggested that various factors — such as age, family history, diet, and environmental factors — combine to influence a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

However, scientists in Australia have recently discovered an additional factor that may be responsible for the development of this neurodegenerative condition. 

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