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Heart-healthy Middle Years Associated With Lower Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Medical Team Looking at Xray Provider in Home with Senior Patients

Certain risk factors present a higher probability of developing Alzheimer’s Disease later in life. Among these, according to researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a part of the National Institutes of Health), age poses the strongest risk factor, followed by being a carrier for APOE4. As for modifiable risk factors, having diabetes posed the strongest risk for Alzheimer’s Disease—almost as strong a risk as having the APOE4 gene. Read more about the risks at the Medical News Today article.