• Diet Can Trump the Alzheimer's Gene ApoE

    5 monthes ago - By Nutrition Facts

    Back in the 1990s, a major susceptibility gene was discovered for Alzheimer's, called ApoE4. If we have one ApoE4 gene, either from our mom or dad, like about 15 percent of the U.S. population does, our risk of getting Alzheimer's is tripled. If we're like the 1-in-50 folks who have ApoE4 genes from both parents, we may be at nine times the risk. But there are ways to minimize that risk, which is the focus of my video The Alzheimer's Gene: Controlling ApoE .
    The highest frequency of ApoE4 in the world is in Nigeria, but Nigerians also have some of the lowest Alzheimer's rates. To...
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