Harvard Heart Letter

The genetic link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease

Knowing you have a gene variant that may raise your risk can be distressing. But new research reveals a silver lining. Alzheimerís disease strikes fear in peopleís hearts, as it gradually erodes a personís ability to remember, think, and learn. There is no cure, and available treatments alleviate symptoms only temporarily. Yet while an estimated 5.3 million Americans currently have Alzheimerís disease, this brain disorder is far less common than heart…

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