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Link found between concussions, Alzheimer’s disease | ScienceDaily

Link found between concussions, Alzheimer’s disease | ScienceDaily

New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer’s disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.

The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.

Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for developing neurodegenerative diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, although it is unclear whether mild traumatic brain injury or concussion also increases this risk.

Source: Link found between concussions, Alzheimer’s disease — ScienceDaily