Thursday, January 8, 2009

9 Genes Are Linked to Alzheimer's

US NEWS and World Report
Finding also bolsters tie between vitamin D and the brain disease
HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified nine genes that might make people more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

In addition, they confirmed earlier reports that a variation in the vitamin D3 receptor gene, on chromosome 12, might also increase risk for Alzheimer's. Low levels of vitamin D have been found in people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, leading researchers to suspect a the whole article

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