Women with Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s More Likely than Men to Develop It Between Age 65 and 75, Study Finds

Women with Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s More Likely than Men to Develop It Between Age 65 and 75, Study Finds
White women whose genes put them at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men with similar risk genes to be diagnosed between the ages of 65 and 75, a study drawing on patient data in North America and Europe reports. Overall, between the ages of 55 and 85, Caucasian men and women with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's had an equal risk of the disease. That risk, however, rose notably in women during that 10-year span of life, an outcome the study's researchers thought deserving of close investigation in clinical trials. The study, “Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Sex Risk Factors for Alzh
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