An interesting piece on amyloidosis from the e-journal of the Age Management Medicine Group: "The diseases with which amyloid has been most commonly associated, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, are notable for their contribution to decreased quality of life, and mortality, in the elderly. But even among supercentenarians - those living to 110 or more - amyloidosis has emerged as a prime suspect for eventual cause of death. ... What, then, is the connection between amyloidosis and aging? To some extent, this depends upon who you ask - as does the question of whether amyloid buildup can be prevented or reversed. This illustrates the large amount of research being conducted in this area, and constantly emerging knowledge that results."