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Illustration: Alzheimer’s and diet
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Can diet trigger Alzheimer’s?

A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer’s in people genetically predisposed to the disease, a new USC study indicates.

Neurons with amyloid plaque

Origins of dementia

USC scientists illuminate the impact of brain plaques on Alzheimer’s. Their work is part of USC’s push to discover the origins of the devastating disease.