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Alzheimer’s study: Boston researchers look at family history’s impact on disease risk

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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A new Alzheimer’s study by Boston researchers reveals how a person’s family history could be key for identifying people at heightened risk for the progressive disease. The Mass General Brigham research suggests that a person’s maternal versus paternal family history could have a different impact on the risk of accumulating amyloid in the brain — which is a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The scientists looked at 4,400 cognitively unimpaired adults with amyloid imaging, and they found increased amyloid in those who reported that their mothers had symptoms of Alzheimer’s. “Our...

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