Study: Maternal history of Alzheimer's may raise risk in children

07/31/2008 | WebMD

PET scans taken at two-year intervals revealed a sharp decrease in brain-glucose metabolism among patients with a maternal history of Alzheimer's disease. "It may be that decreased glucose utilization doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get Alzheimer's disease but that, in conjunction with the wrong type of environment or some other genes that might give you a slight risk, would combine to give it to you," a researcher said.

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