Icelandic people 'more likely to have rare Alzheimer's link'

Icelandic people 'more likely to have rare Alzheimer's link'
 

The newly identified rare mutation in the TM2D3 gene was about 10 times more common in people on the remote Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean compared to the European population in general.
But scientists said the variant remains quite rare and was present in fewer than one per cent of the Icelandic population.
And the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in Iceland is comparable to that seen elsewhere in the world, 
The variant in the TM2D3 gene was linked to increased risk and earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia,... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Health, Views: 48
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