Alzheimer's appears to develop differently in women, men

11/26/2012 | Diagnostic Imaging

MRI scans of 109 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease indicated that brain atrophy started earlier in women than in men. Although female patients had smaller hippocampi than their male counterparts a year before diagnosis, men lost volume more quickly after that, researchers said. The findings were presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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