Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

African Americans And Hispanics At Higher Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Date:
March 12, 1998
Source:
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Summary:
Researchers from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons have discovered that African Americans and Hispanics have an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease whether or not they carry a variation, or allele, of the gene known as apolipoprotein-E (APOE). The discovery could lead to a better understanding of other genes or risk factors that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease.

Although scientists have known for several years that the presence of the E4 form of the gene known as apolipoprotein-E (APOE) or APOE-E4 allele (gene variation), is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease among whites, the risk posed by the gene has not been so clear-cut among African Americans and Hispanics. Now, researchers from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons have discovered that African Americans and Hispanics have an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease whether or not they carry the APOE- 4 allele. The discovery could lead to a better understanding of other genes or risk factors that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons. "African Americans And Hispanics At Higher Risk For Alzheimer's Disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 March 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980312080442.htm>.
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons. (1998, March 12). African Americans And Hispanics At Higher Risk For Alzheimer's Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980312080442.htm
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons. "African Americans And Hispanics At Higher Risk For Alzheimer's Disease." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980312080442.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

'Holy Grail' Of Weight Loss? New Find Could Be It

'Holy Grail' Of Weight Loss? New Find Could Be It

Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) In a potential breakthrough for future obesity treatments, scientists have used MRI scans to pinpoint brown fat in a living adult for the first time. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Little Progress Made In Fighting Food Poisoning, CDC Says

Little Progress Made In Fighting Food Poisoning, CDC Says

Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) A new report shows rates of two foodborne infections increased in the U.S. in recent years, while salmonella actually dropped 9 percent. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Newsy (Apr. 17, 2014) The breakthrough could mean a cure for some serious diseases and even the possibility of human cloning, but it's all still a way off. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Obama: 8 Million Healthcare Signups

Obama: 8 Million Healthcare Signups

AP (Apr. 17, 2014) President Barack Obama gave a briefing Thursday announcing 8 million people have signed up under the Affordable Care Act. He blasted continued Republican efforts to repeal the law. (April 17) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins