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Study: Concussions May Lead to Alzheimer's Brain Plaques

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Author: 
Brian Krans
Published Date: 
26 December 2013
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HealthLine
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Research suggests that people who have traumatic brain injuries may be more likely to develop memory problems as they age.

People who suffer concussions may be at a higher risk of developing plaques on the brain found in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study featured in the journal Neurology.

The new research released today examines the relationship between concussions and amyloid beta plaques in the brain. While the study couldn’t prove causation, it helps shed light into the possible long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries.

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