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Chronic Inflammation in the Brain Leads to Alzheimer's
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:19 PM
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 (Source: ScienceBlog) - Research suggests that chronic inflammation can predispose the brain to develop Alzheimer's disease.

To date it has been difficult to pin down the role of inflammation in Alzheimer's disease, especially because trials of NSAIDs appeared to have conflicting results. Recent results, however, suggest that NSAIDs can help people with early stages of AD, but prolonged treatment is necessary to see benefit.

Researchers investigated the impact immune system challenges have on the development of AD in mice. Results showed that a single infection before birth was enough to induce long-term neurological changes and significant memory problems at old age.

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