Long-Term Care

People may be able to reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer's

MDS 3.0 Insider, November 20, 2015

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Researchers at Universitat Heildelberg Network Aging Research in Germany found people have a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease if they carry the E4 gene variation of the protein apolipoprotein (ApoE). The protein helps with the metabolism of blood lipids and transports cholesterol to nerve cells. Their findings were first published online in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders.


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