Women Are at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s — Are Hormones to Blame?

Lisa Mosconi, Assoc. Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical, makes the case that declining hormones may be to blame for higher rates of Alzheimer’s in women. Read it here.

From her article:

“In the next three minutes, 3 people will develop Alzheimer’s. Two of them will be women.”

and

“Indeed?—?and this is the latest research from our lab?—?the ebb in estrogen causes the loss of a key neuroprotective element in the female brain, with an aggressively higher vulnerability to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease.”

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