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Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer's Risk, Washington University Study


9/29/2011 7:28:12 AM

A new study shows that levels of amyloid beta, a byproduct of brain activity that is considered a marker for Alzheimer's disease, normally rise during the day and decrease at night. While the finding is preliminary, it could suggest a possible link between sleep deprivation and people's risk for developing the brain-robbing disease, researchers say.

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