Feb 3, 2022

Iron Accumulation Linked With Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

Summary: A breakdown in regulatory mechanisms causes iron to build up in the brain during aging, increasing oxidative stress and increasing the risk of age-related cognitive decline, a new study reports.

Source: Northwestern University.

Breakdowns in regulatory mechanisms cause iron to build up in the brain as organisms grow older, increasing oxidative stress and causing cellular damage, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal eLife.

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