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Causes of gender disparities in Alzheimer's risk examined

Women with mild cognitive impairment had more diffuse and scattered tau networks associated with Alzheimer's disease, indicating more affected brain areas, compared with men with MCI, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer's Association. Other studies showed better brain metabolism and prolonged maintenance of normal verbal performance among women with Alzheimer's symptoms, which may delay Alzheimer's diagnosis for women, while four genes were found that were associated with Alzheimer's risk for one sex but not the other.

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