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Study claims: Women are more at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, avoid such risk factors

Alzheimer’s disease risk in women
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With aging comes an increased risk of a variety of neurological health problems. Alzheimer’s disease is one of them, according to an estimate, more than 6.2 million people in America are victims of this problem. Its risk has also been seen increasing in India. In Alzheimer’s disease, the brain shrinks (atrophy) which can cause brain cells to die.

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Alzheimer’s disease is considered the most common cause of dementia in which thinking, behavior and the ability to perform daily tasks are affected. People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, say health experts, but in recent studies researchers have found that women may be at a higher risk than men.

In a recent study, researchers tried to find out why women are more vulnerable to this disorder. The researchers found that starting at an early age to avoid risk factors can help reduce the risk of the disease.

What did the study find?

Science Advances Journal In the study published in, researchers tried to understand the reasons for Alzheimer’s risk in women. For this, studies were done on those women who died due to this disease. The brains of these women were found to have significantly higher levels of the chemically modified inflammatory protein C3.

The researchers found that as levels of the hormone estrogen drop significantly during menopause, this hormone may be protective against the C3 protein while it is normal. This could possibly be a reason for the increased risk of Alzheimer’s after menopause.

What do researchers say?

“Our study suggests that certain chemical modifications observed in women may be more likely to lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s,” says Stuart Lipton, professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at California-based Scripps Research and senior author of the study. Based on the results of the study, efforts can be made to reduce the risks of this problem.

Apart from this, all the people need to keep paying attention to the factors of daily life so that the risk of this neurological problem can be reduced.

Learn about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s

Doctors tell that some conditions can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in you, knowing about which it is necessary to keep following preventive measures. Conditions such as smoking, alcohol consumption, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Apart from this, if someone in your family has already had Alzheimer’s problem, then its risk has also been seen to be high.

What to do to prevent Alzheimer’s?

Studies show that although Alzheimer’s disease cannot be prevented, however, lifestyle modifications can reduce risk factors. Diet, exercise and abstinence from drugs reduce the risk of neurological disorders. Including regular yoga-exercise in the routine can help in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mechanistic insight into female predominance in Alzheimer’s disease based on aberrant protein S-nitrosylation of C3

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With aging comes an increased risk of a variety of neurological health problems. Alzheimer’s disease is one of them, according to an estimate, more than 6.2 million people in America are victims of this problem. Its risk has also been seen increasing in India. In Alzheimer’s disease, the brain shrinks (atrophy) which can cause brain cells to die.

Alzheimer’s disease is considered the most common cause of dementia in which thinking, behavior and the ability to perform daily tasks are affected. People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, say health experts, but in recent studies researchers have found that women may be at a higher risk than men.

In a recent study, researchers tried to find out why women are more vulnerable to this disorder. The researchers found that starting at an early age to avoid risk factors can help reduce the risk of the disease.

What did the study find?

Science Advances Journal In the study published in, researchers tried to understand the reasons for Alzheimer’s risk in women. For this, studies were done on those women who died due to this disease. The brains of these women were found to have significantly higher levels of the chemically modified inflammatory protein C3.

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The researchers found that as levels of the hormone estrogen drop significantly during menopause, this hormone may be protective against the C3 protein while it is normal. This could possibly be a reason for the increased risk of Alzheimer’s after menopause.

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