The Risk Factors and Causes for Alzheimer’s Disease
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- Alzheimer’s disease; Epidemiology; Genes; Amyloid; Tau
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common neurodegenerative disease, is categorised by two hallmarks, plaques and tangles, which are formed by accumulated Amyloid-b and hyperphosphorylated tau proteins. However, there is still no treatment or cure for this expensive and lethal disease. Some drugs targeting Ab and tau proteins theoretically should work, but all fail in the phase 3 trial due to the poor benefits and side effects. This review summarises the epidemiology, genetics, and biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease, showing that age is the main risk factor while the area, income, gender and the surrounding environment can also affect the chances of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the cause of Alzheimer’s disease can be explained by Ab and tau hypotheses and the genes related to it.
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TY - CONF AU - Youchong Zhang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Risk Factors and Causes for Alzheimer’s Disease BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 872 EP - 877 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.160 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.160 ID - Zhang2022 ER -