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7 More Reasons to Have Hope in Finding a Cure for Alzheimer's

5. Combating chronic inflammation is a key strategy

In the age of having instant information at one’s fingertips, almost everyone has heard that chronic inflammation can be especially harmful to one’s health. Early last year, a study published in Brain: a Journal of Neurology found that inflammation might be a driving force in Alzheimer’s. Luckily, unlike many diseases, there are clear-cut ways to fight inflammation through daily habits, like physical exercise, a healthy diet, and practicing regular acts of self-care. Scientists are looking to test a drug targeting inflammation related to Alzheimer’s.