Navigation Links
Alzheimer’s: Blame it On the Genes; Lifestyle changes the only Saving Grac

It’s all in the Genes they say. In the first ever threadbare genetic study of Alzheimer’s, reports have it that late on set Alzheimer’s in 58% to 79% of the cases, is genetically linked. //

Nearly 4.5 million people, over the age of 60 succumb to it. The disease is marked by apparent confusion, memory problems and marked behavior changes. The study's findings have found a place in the Archives of General Psychiatry However genes cannot be blamed all the time. According to the study author, Margaret Gatz, a professor of psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, lifestyle factors exert quite a bit of influence in delaying or preventing Alzheimer’s even in families where there is a high incidence of Alzheimer’s in the family tree.

Gatz and her team did some tests on 12,000 pairs of Swedish identical and fraternal twins, aged 65 or more, that hovered around testing symptoms of memory loss, cognitive difficulties and certain other symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

The findings suggest that in the 392 pairs studied where one or both had Alzheimer’s, it was found that heredity factors contributed as one of the major risks of Alzheimer’s. Some identical twins did not have Alzheimer’s, though their twins did.

Though this is not a foregone conclusion, yet it points a finger to heredity that predisposes a person to be struck by Alzheimer’s. Thomas Perls, a geriatrician at the Boston University School of Medicine, opines that late onset Alzheimer’s is induced by several factors, and risk prone individuals with a strong family history, could delay its onset by making health lifestyle changes - exercise, diet rich in vegetables and fruits and engaging in healthy social activities


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. People suffering from Alzheimer’s: can they take decisions about their treatment
2. Don’t Blame the High Heels
3. Green Onions Blamed in Outbreak
4. Sun The Reason To Blame for eye Disease
5. Passion Fizzling Out? Blame The “Love Molecule
6. Like a particular taste and hate the other: Well, Blame it on the Brain!
7. Women Poorly Informed About Contraceptive Options: Doctors Blamed
8. Sex Determination Gene Blamed For High Incidence Of Parkinson’s In Me
9. Aggressive Teenage Behaviour: Blame It On The Anabolic Steroids
10. Referral Schemes Blamed By GPs For Treatment Delay
11. Lancet Blames CMA For Dismissal Of Editors
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought there ... home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. provides ... so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, it ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion ... Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily add an ... as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted by Hollywood ... issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with a wide ... subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In the latest ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The men and ... nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, shown commitment ... advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and professional efforts. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... in central Michigan, have come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things ... for viewing on the Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Global Tumor Marker ... Volume and Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, ... report to their offering. --> ... the "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nederland, November 26, 2015 ... Een nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische ... ) --> ...      (Photo: ) ... Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) blijkt ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... addition of the "2016 Future Horizons ... of Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country ... report to their offering. --> ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: