Share of Cost, Study sheds light on how stress may raise risk of Alzheimer’s

Sunday, Nov. 15th 2015 6:00 AM

Previous research has linked stress with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but the mechanisms underlying this association have been unclear. Now, researchers from the University of Florida believe they are one step closer to an explanation.

In a study published in The EMBO Journal, Dr. Todd Golde, director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease at the University of Florida, and colleagues describe how a hormone released by the brain in response to stress increases production of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s development.

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