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Alzheimer's Affects Genders Differently For Several Reasons

While it’s been known for years that statistically more women than men develop Alzheimer’s disease, the reason was thought to be that, as a group, women have a longer life expectancy than men. Since age is the largest risk factor for Alzheimer’s, it would be expected that more women than men would live to develop the disease as they grow older. Some studies have pointed to hormonal differences as a risk factor, as well. Recently, however, researchers have become convinced that there is more than age and possibly hormones involved in this imbalance between genders.

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