Genetic links to Alzheimer's discovered

September 7, 2009 9:07:38 AM PDT
Scientists have found three new major genetic links to Alzheimer's disease.Two news studies found that the three new genes join another better known gene as significant risk factors for the most common cause of dementia. Tesearchers say if they could remove the effects of the genes, they could reduce the number of people developing Alzheimer's by 20 percent.

More information about the studies is available in the journal Nature Genetics.