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Heart Disease Protein Linked to Brain Damage

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Investigators from the Netherlands studied more than 10,000 subjects tracking levels of NT-proBNP, a protein released into the bloodstream when cardiac wall stress occurs. The researchers discovered an association between higher NT-proBNP levels and brain damage (e.g. smaller brain volume, poorer organization of the brain’s white matter, etc.). Read more here.