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Hardened arteries in elderly linked to brain plaques

Elderly people suffering from hardening of the arteries are more likely to have beta-amyloid plaques in the brain - an indication of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. According to the National Institute on Aging, plaques form in the spaces between the brain's nerve cells when pieces of protein called beta-amyloid clump together...

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