Aging and Amyloidosis

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."

Link: http://www.agemed.org/p/10,42.html

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