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Does ApoE cause Alzheimer's disease?

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Researchers aren’t sure what causes the nerve damage that leads to Alzheimer's symptoms or how it happens. But it could be a protein in blood called ApoE (for apolipoprotein E), which the body uses to move cholesterol in the blood.

A few types of ApoE may be linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's. Certain forms of it could cause brain damage. Some scientists think it plays a role in building the plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

SOURCES: 

American Association of Family Physicians. 

Alzheimer's Foundation of America. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

American Federation of Aging Research. 

American Health Assistance Foundation. 

Centre for Neuro Skills. 

Office of Dietary Supplements. 

Peter Doskoch. , October 2000. Neuropsychiatry Reviews

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 03, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Association of Family Physicians. 

Alzheimer's Foundation of America. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

American Federation of Aging Research. 

American Health Assistance Foundation. 

Centre for Neuro Skills. 

Office of Dietary Supplements. 

Peter Doskoch. , October 2000. Neuropsychiatry Reviews

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 03, 2019

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