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.
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. 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 :-).