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Can Big Data Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

During the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term research study initiated in 1948 that collected health data from thousands of people, researchers discovered that high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure increase one’s risk of heart disease. Thanks to that insight, at-risk individuals can reduce their chances of developing the condition by taking drugs to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Could the same be done for Alzheimer’s disease, a notoriously opaque and complex progressive brain disease?