PITTSBURGH, Pa. (NBC) - Your arteries may give you clues about the health of your brain.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh looked at the brain scans of nearly one hundred elderly adults, and measured the level of stiffness in their arteries.
They found the harder the arteries, the more likely patients were to have plaque in their brain. These plaques are a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.
People with plaque were more likely to have high blood pressure as well.
Researchers say this adds to the evidence that having a healthy heart could have a big impact on your brain health.
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