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Can Cocaine Use Lead to Alzheimer's?

Research reveals regular users display a buildup of iron in the brain.

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Can Cocaine Use Lead To Alzheimer's Disease?

Researchers linked cocaine use to excessive iron buildup that could cause cell death, similar to the way cells in the brain die from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, a study released Tuesday found. Published in the Translational Psychiatry journal, the study analyzed the brains of people who had been addicted to the illicit substance and…

Janice Williams reports for the International Business Times

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