Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 25th, 1996
The research involves beta amyloid, a protein found in deposits in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. Scientists have studied whether beta amyloid plays a role in the disease by killing brain cells, but this work looked for its effect on blood vessels.
Scientists worked with a form of beta amyloid that is normally found in the blood of healthy people. They found that in in vitro studies, it created damaging free radicals when it came in contact with cells lining the blood vessels. These free...
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