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Doctors start to see Alzheimer's as a whole body problem

Thursday, May 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Doctors start to see Alzheimer's as a whole body problem

Alzheimer’s disease was thought to begin in the brain, but newer research is showing that the disease may be caused outside of the brain.

Rather than targeting the brain, University of British Columbia researchers looked at the bigger picture, the entire body: AD may be caused by debilitating beta amyloid proteins from the liver and kidney which travel up via the bloodstream to the brain, where they clump together to form insoluble plaques in nerves that cause disruption of electrical signals.

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