WMC: Best Life: Blood marker being used in dementia study

Chronic inflammation in the body, caused by genetics, disease, or lifestyle is very damaging to cells, playing a role in vascular disease and dementia.

Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology, explained to Ivanhoe, “We are increasingly recognizing that infection and inflammation play a role in neurodegeneration and vascular diseases.”

As this disease develops, inflammation is activating white blood cells, including the blood marker, CD14.

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