Genetics Not the Only Factor for Alzheimers

Lifestyle Could Play Just as Big a Roll in Alzheimer’s Risk

  Dr. Freeman noted that the findings prove there are other unknown factors, perhaps environmental or lifestyle-related, that could either protect against or accelerate dementia. While the factors have yet to be determined, Dr. Freeman believes the findings of this study offer hope for people who have a strong family history of dementia.”     The study also reveals other interesting details that suggest, even though the triplets were born with the exact same, identical DNA, they did not share the same disease modality or progression. For example, all three, 85-year-old siblings had hypertension, but only the two with Alzheimer’s had long-standing, obsessive-compulsive behaviour. The third did not. According to Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva, another senior author on the paper and researcher at the University of Toronto’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases:  

“The latest genetics research is finding that the DNA we die with isn’t necessarily what we received as a baby, which could relate to why two of the triplets developed Alzheimer’s and one didn’t&As we age, our DNA ages with us and as a result, some cells could mutate and change over time.”

  The findings of this study are aligned with the long-standing belief amongst Team Sherzai, that we have far more control over
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