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Do any particular races have more of a genetic predisposition for developing alzheimer's?
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In brief: Not really
Regardless of race, roughly 45% of pts by age 85 yrs will develop alzheimer's.
A few families carry genetics which result in early presentation, but most cases, by far, are sporadic. This is an "equal opportunity" disease which occurs most often as a risk of the elderly, and any person of any race who ages is at risk.

In brief: Not really
Regardless of race, roughly 45% of pts by age 85 yrs will develop alzheimer's.
A few families carry genetics which result in early presentation, but most cases, by far, are sporadic. This is an "equal opportunity" disease which occurs most often as a risk of the elderly, and any person of any race who ages is at risk.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not Really
There is no direct racial link.
However, people with diabetes & cardiovascular problems tend to be predisposed. We know that there are higher rates of diabetes & cardiovascular problems in some ethnic groups but probably more due to circumstances than an actual genetic cause. So there is an indirect correlation to alzheimer's that isn't genetic.

In brief: Not Really
There is no direct racial link.
However, people with diabetes & cardiovascular problems tend to be predisposed. We know that there are higher rates of diabetes & cardiovascular problems in some ethnic groups but probably more due to circumstances than an actual genetic cause. So there is an indirect correlation to alzheimer's that isn't genetic.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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