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Can You Really Prevent Alzheimer’s? Leading Harvard Researcher Weighs In

By | July 20th, 2018
Can You Really Prevent Alzheimer's? Brain Expert and Neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi Weighs In

We talk to Rudy Tanzi, professor of neurology at Harvard University and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital about what he’s learned from over 35 years of research on the brain.

0:00 Beta-amyloid: Why it triggers nerve cell death
16:16 SHIELD: How to protect your brain health with lifestyle habits
16:26 Epigenetics: How your lifestyle affects your genes
16:45 The microbiome: Why gut health is key to brain health

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