Alzheimer's Disease: New Genetic Culprit Found

Published: 5/10/2017
Alzheimer's Disease: New Genetic Culprit Found
Source: ARTICLES.MERCOLA.COM

By Dr. Mercola The gene thought to be most strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease is the apolipoprotein E4 (APoE4) gene. Everyone inherits a form of APOE from their parents (it may be type e2, e3 or e4). If you inherit one copy of APoE4, it increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's, while inheriting two copies increases the risk even more — but is not a guarantee that you'll develop t

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