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Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

September 7, 2018


Beta-amyloid is a protein which is characteristically seen Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings are important because they suggest that helping people to get a good night’s sleep could prevent AD.

Previous research has already shown that AD risk could be reduced by modifying diet, exercise and cognitive activity.

However, sleep has not so far been found to be a risk factor, despite disturbed sleep being a hallmark of the disease.

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