Learn how immunization with a protein found in the plaques of patients with Alzheimer's doesn't prevent dementia in this medical report.
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For Insider Medicine in 60, I am Allison Chow from Queen's University. From Southhampton - According to a research in The Lancet, immunization with the protein found in the plaques of patients with Alzheimer's doesn't prevent dementia. A significant feature of Alzheimer's is the accumulation of amyloid beta protein, which is believed to lead to the formation of plaques in the brain. In a study of 80 patients randomized to either immunization beta amyloid or placebo, immunization did not slow the rate of dementia, but did assist in clearing plaques. From Hamilton - According to a research in the Lancet, apolipoproteins, small lipid-binding proteins, maybe better than using cholesterol ratios to predict heart disease risk. According to research from McMaster University, in a study of nearly 30,000 patients with heart attack, 54% of the risk of heart attack was explained by ratios in apolipoproteins, while a ratio of bad to good cholesterol accounted for 37% of the risk, and total cholesterol to good cholesterol accounted for 32%. And finally from Norway -- According to research in the New England Journal of Medicine, premature birth may affect physical and mental abilities in later life. Researchers studied over 900,000 adults and discovered a link between prematurity and the rate of cerebral palsy, mental disability and the likelihood of receiving a disability pension in later life. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Allison Chow from Queen's University.