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Aging, obesity may prime the brain for Alzheimer’s

July 2, 2018

According to a new study, the effects of natural aging processes, combined with those of obesity and a poor diet, affect certain brain mechanisms, thereby boosting the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that is characterized primarily by memory loss and impaired cognition.

Some risk factors for the development of this disease are aging and metabolic conditions such as obesity and diabetes.

However, many of the biological mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of this disease remain unknown.

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