Anxiety affects more than 40 million people nationwide. However, if this weren’t bad enough, a new study’s findings suggest that older people experiencing its effects may be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
That’s because, according to researchers, anxiety has a link to beta-amyloid – a protein that has a strong association with Alzheimer’s disease.
This is significant, as beta-amyloid creates “plaques,” which can block communication between cells in the brain.
These “plaques” are one of the most significant symptoms of this disease. And research suggests that an increase in beta-amyloid levels can happen up to 10 years before Alzheimer’s symptoms show up in a person.
According to Medical News Today: