Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease risk is partly influenced by genetic variants in the APOE gene.

If you want to know whether you are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease, this article will walk you through how to check your 23 and Me or other genetic data for the APOE E4 variant.

Click here to check your genetic data for Alzheimer’s and APOE genotype

Recent articles on Alzheimer’s Disease:

Lithium: A mineral that affects mood, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and telomeres - Researchers found that Texas counties with higher levels of lithium in their groundwater had less of an increase in Alzheimer's rates compared with counties that had lower levels of lithium. This isn't a total surprise since previous studies had linked lithium to a decreased risk of dementia, but it is a great confirmation at a large scale population level. 
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Alzheimer’s and APOE genotype - One very important gene that has been extremely well researched for Alzheimer’s disease is the APOE gene. This gene is ... Read more
Advanced Glycation End Products - Recent research shows that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a causative factor in many degenerative diseases – including almost ... Read more
NAD+ article including human studies on NR and NMN NAD+ Reversing Aging? Overview of NR and NMN - Nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) are two supplements that have taken the longevity and anti-aging world by storm. ... Read more
Prions: When proteins go awry - What is non-living, doesn’t have DNA but yet can infect, replicate, and eventually cause death?  Sounds like either a really ... Read more
BChE – Pesticides, Parkinson’s, and Potatoes - The BCHE gene codes for the butyrylcholinesterase enzyme. The BChE enzyme is found in the plasma of the blood. It ... Read more
Melatonin: Key to Health and Longevity - It seems like everything that I’ve written about lately has a common thread: melatonin. When I started weaving together all ... Read more
Are you exhausted by shift work? It could be genetic. - Genetics plays a role in how much shift work impacts you.  While some people may get along well with shift work, others may experience more difficulties with it. A new study found one genetic variant that may shed some light on the topic (pun intended :-).
Alzheimer’s and Light at Night: Taking action to prevent this disease - Light at night and the link to Alzheimer's disease. Animal studies show that disrupting circadian rhythm with light at night causes an increase in amyloid plaque accumulation.
SOD1: Genetic Variants in Our Antioxidant Defense System - Superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) is the gene that codes for the copper-zinc superoxide dismutase enzymes which help protect against oxidative ... Read more