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July 26, 2009

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Chances of Alzheimer’s by 400%

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Researchers already know that people who experience traumatic brain injury are at 400-percent increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s. Both disorders involve build-up of beta amyloid, a toxic brain protein.”

The researchers “noted that buildup of beta amyloid occurs in a second wave of damage to brain cells following the first loss of nerve cells to traumatic injury. This second stage of injury can go on for months, if not years, resulting in large gaps in brain tissue.”

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Lee Bowman
Published: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Medical Journal

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    Comment by secondchancetolive — October 2, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

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