Brain differences in infants at genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

Infants who carry a gene associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to children without the gene.

Those who carry the APOE-E4 gene tended to have decreased brain growth in the middle and rear of the brain. This decreased growth has been found in areas that affect elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers emphasise that children with the gene will not necessarily develop Alzheimer’s or that the brain changes are the first sign of the disease.

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