For years it has been believed that the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease are the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around the brain cells. The main toxic protein involved in this is called the amyloid beta which accumulates and builds up like plaque around the brain cells. However, in recent times, the hypothesis that originated in 2006 and was believed by many was brought into question leading to research being done on the alternative hypotheses and waiting on funding to expand the area of study accessible. In this episode of Evolving Past Alzheimers, Dr.Nate Bergman reviews a recent alternative theory that suggests that Alzheimer’s may actually be the result of an immune system dysfunction.
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