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Gender Influences on Alzheimer’s Disease

Christine Kennard Health Pro December 10, 2012
  • Of the estimated 5.4 million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nearly two thirds are women. There are still major gaps in our understanding of the roles sex and gender play in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. As we learn more through emerging techn...

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  • Carol Bradley Bursack
    Health Guide
    Dec. 10, 2012

    It's good to see these studies, Christine. Just think how long it took before doctors realized the significant differences in how women and men experience heart attacks. So much research was done on men so that hormonal changes of women didn't skew results (at least that's the theory). Now, that has changed. Medications, particularly need to be studied for...

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    It's good to see these studies, Christine. Just think how long it took before doctors realized the significant differences in how women and men experience heart attacks. So much research was done on men so that hormonal changes of women didn't skew results (at least that's the theory). Now, that has changed. Medications, particularly need to be studied for their effects on woman and men separately. This study is good to see.

    Take care,

    Carol

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