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Why some elders develop Alzheimer’s disease and others do not remains a medical puzzle, but researchers are coming closer to understanding the process. An article on The Alzheimer’s Forum website reports on the results of two new human studies connecting loss of oxygen to the brain with Alzheimer’s.

Recently, researchers led by Henrik Zetterberg at the University of Gothenburg, Mölndal, Sweden, reported that cardiac arrest, an extreme form of hypoxia (loss of oxygen to the brain), causes a massive surge in blood amyloid-b peptide levels which are thought to be central to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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