The Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease

Genetic testing can reveal if you're at increased risk, but it's not recommended for most people

For anyone who’s middle-aged or older, the specter of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) looms large: Currently, an estimated 5.7 million Americans have AD, and that number is expected to more than double by 2050. You can lower your risk of some chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, by addressing certain risk factors. For example, smoking, having […]


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