What is the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease?

is a question about the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a highly destructive disease which affects millions of people around the world, and one for which there are very few treatment options and no known cure.

Amyloid Hypothesis [edit]

One unproven hypothesis is that Alzheimer’s results from the buildup of toxic clumps in the brain called amyloid beta [TxF].

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