Housecall for Health: Alzheimer’s Gene

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Housecall for Health

More hope for those battling and at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: Targeted hormone therapy may be a key treatment.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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A new study suggests hormone therapy can help stave off Alzheimer’s.  Harvard researchers say they’ve found a gene that is a critical link to the disease.

In the study, women who carried the gene showed signs of more rapidly aging cells than women who didn’t have it.  Individuals can be tested for the gene, called APOEE4.  Scientists hope hormone replacement therapy will reduce cellular aging and the risk of dementia.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.