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Plaques News (3 articles)

Plaque Build-up in Your Brain May Be More Harmful than Having Alzheimer’s Gene

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study shows that having a high amount of beta amyloid or "plaques" in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease may cause steeper memory decline in mentally healthy older people than does having the APOE Ε4 allele, also associated with the disease. The study is...

Published on 17 October 2012, 04:12

Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Plaques Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

ST. PAUL, Minn. – People with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes appear to be at an increased risk of developing plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research published in the August 25, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of...

Published on 26 August 2010, 03:21

Why “thick” blood protects from a heart attack

Heidelberg researchers explain a clinical paradox in Circulation / Animal model shows that plaques in blood vessels are stabilized. “Thick” blood can cause heart attack and stroke, but also prevent them. Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital have explained the mechanism of this...

Published on 24 August 2009, 11:23