Middle-age memory loss linked to genetics, parents

02/19/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

New data from the Framingham Heart Study showed middle-age people whose parents have dementia or Alzheimer's disease and who carry the APOE e4 allele have up to a threefold higher risk of low verbal and visual memory performance. Researchers quantified it as the equivalent of about 15 years of brain aging.

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