Poor sleep in older adults linked to higher levels of beta-amyloid plaques

10/24/2013 | Reuters

Poor sleep among older adults may be associated with the development of beta-amyloid brain plaques that signal Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in JAMA Neurology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study does not address how the two may be linked, but lead author Adam Spira said the research could "point to sleep disturbance as something that can be a modifiable risk factor that can be leveraged to prevent Alzheimer's disease."

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