Alzheimer’s disease can be related to five risk factors that correlate with the development of amyloid brain plaques. These factors include: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, being obese and smoking. A study was conducted in 2011 to 2013 that used PET scans to measure levels of amyloid plaques. It was discovered people who had these midlife risk have higher levels of plaques. An associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkin, Dr. Rebecca F. Gottesman, said that amyloid plaque is not the only factor in the disease, but there could many others that could cause Alzheimer.
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