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Chromosome deficiency may increase Alzheimer's risk

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Loss of the Y chromosome can increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease in men, according to new study.

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When some men get older, they lose the Y chromosomes in some of their blood cells.

There may be one reason why men generally live shorter than women and have a higher risk of cancer.

Now it turns out that the loss of the Y chromosome may also increase the risk of getting Alzheimer's, writes Dagens Nyheter.

Using the new findings hopes to better locate, monitor and work proactively with the men who are at risk.

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