2/20/2015 – Are Women at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s?

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Of the 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, nearly two-thirds are women. When it comes to adults over the age of 65, one in six women are likely to develop Alzheimer’s in contrast to one in 11 men. Why do females seem more susceptible to this disease?

Read/hear the interview with Professor of Neurology and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Michael Greicius at NPR Science Friday.

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