Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gene is linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have found a gene that is associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. People with two copies of the gene - which is called CETP - had a 70% reduced risk of developing the disease compared to those without it. Those people who had two copies of the gene and Alzheimer's disease had a 50% slower decline in their memory over the course of the study.

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