Alzheimer's risk may extend beyond immediate family

By  | 

The genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may extend beyond immediate family.
Researchers from the University of Utah found having grandparents, aunts, or even cousins with Alzheimer's is also a risk factor.
Their data showed people with three extended family members with Alzheimer's were 43-percent more likely to develop the disease.
But the risk was still highest for those who had parents, or siblings with Alzheimer's.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus