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Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 25th 2021

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Iron Deposition in the Aging Brain Correlates with Glymphatic System Function
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2021/01/iron-deposition-in-the-aging-brain-correlates-with-glymphatic-system-function/

https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2021/01/iron-deposition-in-the-aging-brain-correlates-with-glymphatic-system-function/

Evidence to date suggests that disruption of the pathways by which fluid clears from the brain is important in the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and many others. These conditions are associated with raised amounts of specific forms of metabolic waste in the brain, including aggregates of amyloid-β, that are harmful to cell function. In a young brain, drainage of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain carries away some fraction of these wastes. As drainage pathways are disrupted with age, however, the balance between processes of creation and removal is altered in

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