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A twist on the genetic link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease (646 words)

By: Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter Alzheimer’s disease often strikes fear in people’s hearts because it gradually erodes a person’s ability to remember, think, and learn. There is no cure, and available treatments alleviate symptoms only temporarily. An estimated 5.3 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, yet this brain disorder is far less common than heart disease. More than 85 million people in the United States are living with some form of…

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