Tag Archives: Apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 Allele

Blood Test Could Assist Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Researchers at the University of Nottingham are developing a quick and easy blood test to detect proteins linked strongly with Alzheimer’s Disease, such as amyloid and APOE, in combination with other markers linked to inflammation. The test has not been fully validated yet, and could be … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy to Slow Dementia Onset? (NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary This NHS Choices critical appraisal examines press coverage of recent research which investigated the relationship between the genetic variant APOE-e4 (which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and telomere length (an indicator of cell … Continue reading

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Exposure to Statins in Early Old Age May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 7 February 2011]. Abstract This US prospective cohort study looked into whether statins (simvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and atorvastatin) reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and investigated the influence … Continue reading

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