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‘Asian Glow’ May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

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Individuals who often drink alcohol and then experience facial redness following consumption (aka “Asian glow”) may be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

A research team at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the redness, caused by a mutation in mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), increases damage in cells in mice and patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Washington Police Accused of Using Excessive Force After Killing Alzheimer’s Patient Who Didn’t Speak English

Officers from the Issaquah Police Department in Washington allegedly used excessive force in restraining a man with Alzheimer’s Disease — actions that eventually led to his death, his wife claims in a lawsuit.

Wangshen Leng, 66, was diagnosed with the condition a few years ago, affecting his ability to communicate. He moved with his wife from China to Issaquah in 2010.