Stress Hormone Could Trigger Mechanism for the Onset of Alzheimer's, Temple University Study

Published: Jun 20, 2013

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A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by researchers at Temple University. Previous studies have shown that the chemical hormone corticosteroid, which is released into the body’s blood as a stress response, is found at levels two to three times higher in Alzheimer’s patients than non-Alzheimer’s patients.

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