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Controlling Vascular Disease May Be Key to Reducing Prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease

Thu, November 1, 2012
Controlling Vascular Disease May Be Key to Reducing Prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease
from left: Jack de la Torre and Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Over the last 15 years, researchers have found a significant association between vascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes type 2, hyperlipidemia, and heart disease and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.  In a special issue of the "Journal of Alzheimer's Disease", edited by Dr. Jack de la Torre, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, leading world experts provide a comprehensive overview of the pathological, biochemical, and physiological processes that contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk and ways that may delay or reverse these age-related abnormalities.

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, George I. Sanchez Centennial Professor of Psychology and Pharmacology, reported new findings of how near-infrared light therapy can increase brain metabolic capacity and memory retention. Articles by both Dr. de la Torre and Dr. Gonzalez-Lima were published in this special issue, entitled "Physiopathology of Vascular Risk Factors in Alzheimer's Disease".

The articles are available here:

http://iospress.metapress.com/content/u866j7248853/?genre=issue&issn=1387-2877&issue=current 

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