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Earlier last year I discover I carry two copies of the APOE 4 gene, which leaves me with almost 70x the risk of developing Alzheimers later in life. (And typically at an earlier age of around 65).
Is anyone else aware of their APOE status? I kind of wish I never checked my results. But I guess with the knowledge, all I can do is my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the hopes of preventing Alzheimers.
I’ve read that 4/4 carriers don’t do well with diets higher in fat and have a harder time regulating LDL cholesterol. Is anyone aware of any reaearch that looks further in to APOE and preventative diets?
I’ve also read elsewhere that 4/4 carriers that go on to develop Alzheimers later in life also have very low levels of the hormone pregnenolone.
The best preventative measures I’ve come across so far for any high risk APOE carriers is a diet rich in leafy greens and low animal fat. As well as low stress and regular exercise.
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