New Discovery Could Be Game-Changer For Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease for both its victims and their families.
But, could a discovery made in California be a game-changer? Researchers at an independent lab in San Francisco are taking a different approach to attacking it.
“Of course, this is very encouraging,” said Dr. Yadong Huang.
He and his team are looking at a gene that puts you more at risk for Alzheimer’s. It’s called ApoE4.
“Anyone who carries one copy can increase three- to four-fold the risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Huang.
If you inherit two copies of the gene, your risk of developing of it jumps to 15-fold.
While not everyone with the gene ends up getting the disease, six out of 10 Alzheimer’s patients have it.
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