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Dementia

14 July 2010

Obesity gene also ups dementia risk

A variant of the obesity-related gene FTO may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, finds a new Swedish study

A variant of the obesity-related gene FTO may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, finds a new Swedish study.

Participants who carried an AA gene variant in the FTO gene had a 58% increased risk of developing Alzheimer's and a 48% increased risk for dementia, compared to those without the variant.

 

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