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Who gets Alzheimer's disease?

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There is some evidence that people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol have a greater chance of getting Alzheimer's. More rarely, head injuries may be a reason, too -- the more severe they are, the greater the odds of Alzheimer's later in life.

Scientists are still studying many theories, but it’s clear that the biggest risks linked to the disease are being older and having it in your family.

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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