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Vascular risk factors show link to development of Alzheimer’s

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1847 (Published 12 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1847
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Middle aged people with a high number of vascular risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and smoking are more likely to have elevated levels of brain amyloid in later life, a study published in JAMA has found. The researchers said their findings suggest that vascular disease has a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.1

The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)-PET Amyloid Imaging Study included 322 adults …

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