Housecall for Health: Alzheimer’s Gene

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.