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Gene mutation may speed Alzheimer's decline

from HealthDay News

A gene mutation seems to speed up the loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Researchers said the gene mutation — called BDNF Val66Met allele, or the Met allele — was pinpointed by following more than 1,000 people who were at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The researchers followed them for 13 years. The participants' average age was 55 at the start of the study. more


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