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Atherosclerosis Is Alzheimer’s Disease of Blood Vessels, Study Suggests

Atherosclerosis Is Alzheimer’s Disease of Blood Vessels, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that plaque forming in arteries has much in common with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The image shows a cross section of a mouse aorta, the main artery in the body, with a large plaque. Red lines near the top are the wall of the aorta. The plaque contains a dysfunctional buildup of immune cells called macrophages (pink) and protein waste (green)