HEART - Beta-amyloid deposits increase with age, associated with artery stiffness

Stiffening of the arteries appears to be associated with the progressive buildup of ?-amyloid (??) plaque in the brains of elderly patients without dementia, suggesting a relationship between the severity of vascular disease and the plaque that is a hallmark of Alzheimer disease ...

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-beta-amyloid-deposits-age-artery