The results of research conducted by American scientists highlighted that an unfavorable family history was the main reason for the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the University of Arizona have found that people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease due to an unfavorable family history may have the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. dementia by majority, 40 years before the disease returns to the active phase. The results of the study were published on Tuesday, June 18, in the eLife scientific journal.
The survey involved 59,571 people aged 18 to 85 years. The influence of family history on the risk of developing neurodegenerative disease was observed in all age groups up to 65 years of age.
This effect is particularly pronounced in men, people with low levels of training, diabetics and carriers of the ApoE gene (a protein of lipid metabolism).
There is currently no medication against this disease or effective method to slow the progressive loss of memory. However, a healthy lifestyle and the treatment of diabetes can help prevent dementia.
Currently, 26 million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a figure that should be multiplied by four by 2050.