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Study finds key Alzheimer's gene (APOE) acts differently in Caribbean Hispanics

19:00 EST 6 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Researchers looking to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease have revealed new insights from old variants. A gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE),long implicated in Alzheimer's disease, has two variants that act differently among Caribbean Hispanics depending on the ancestral origin, according to a study published in Alzheimer's and Dementia. In this study, individuals with African-derived ancestry in their APOE gene had 39 percent lower odds of Alzheimer's than individuals with European-derived APOE.

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