The benefits of apolipoprotein E ε4 screening to research

Gauthier, Serge
October 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/12/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p881
Academic Journal
Discusses the benefits of apolipoprotein E ε4 screening to research on Alzheimer's disease. Details of a study on dementia by the Canadian Study of Health and Aging; Factors associated with lower risk for dementia; Evaluation of the impact of the apolipoprotein E ε4 mutation on the risk of converting from normal to a state of cognitive impairment no dementia (CIND) and from CIND to Alzheimer's disease; Difficulty for researchers in evaluating interventions that might prevent or delay the onset of dementia.


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