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Genes, Environment and Alzheimer's Disease

  • 1st Edition - February 25, 2016
  • Editors: Orly Lazarov, Giuseppina Tesco
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 8 5 1 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 8 8 5 - 8

Genes, Environment and Alzheimer's Disease discusses the role that activities such as exercise can play in cardiovascular health, while also highlighting the fact that the last… Read more

Genes, Environment and Alzheimer's Disease

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Genes, Environment and Alzheimer's Disease discusses the role that activities such as exercise can play in cardiovascular health, while also highlighting the fact that the last 10 years have brought great discoveries in the strong environmental component of brain disorders, neurodegeneration, and cognitive decline.

It is now clear that brain insult is an environmental risk factor for AD, while on the other hand, lifestyle components such as exercise and level of education may play a protective role, delaying the onset and/or severity of the disease. Evidence from experiments in rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease contributes major insight into the molecular mechanisms by which the environment plays its role in AD. Additionally, there are diseases related to lifestyle that may lead to AD. This volume reviews new discoveries related to all these factors, serving as a translational tool for clinicians and researchers interested in genetic and environmental risk factors for the disease.