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: Alzheimer’s and APOE genotype


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