Brain-Imaging Study Supports the Relevance of a Common Genetic Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease in Latinos

Posted on April 15th, 2010 by

A brain-imaging study published today in the Archives of Neurology suggests that a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in the Anglo population is also a risk factor for the disease in Latinos. While a gene called APOE4 has been firmly established to increase an Anglo person's risk of Alzheimer's disease, its relationship to the disease in different Latino populations has been less clear…

 

The study was conducted by a team of researchers at Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic Arizona, University of Arizona, University of California San Diego and the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium.

 

HispanicBusiness.com, 4/14/2010

 

Additional coverage: Sun Herald

Tags: alzheimer's disease, Latinos, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Neurology

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