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by Fiver
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Finasteride and Apoe4
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Finasteride and Apoe4

Hi kayakmac08, this is an interesting question. I've never heard or read anything about it, on way or another. In terms of the biochemistry, I'm not aware of any clear rationale why it would be bad for e4s. Might do a search later and see what is out there.
by Fiver
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: 3/4 here, new, mother dying of Alzheimers...
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: 3/4 here, new, mother dying of Alzheimers...

So sorry to hear about your mom. My mom passed away about a year ago from Alzheimer's. It's tough. However, as a 3/4 in your 40s you aren't doomed. There are things you can do to reduce the risk. And there are medical advances in the pipeline that are almost certain to allow us to reduce our risks f...
by Fiver
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Summary of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program ApoE Symposium
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Summary of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program ApoE Symposium

Yes, DAG is common and does a lot of different things. As far as I could tell from the seminars, the key take away was that e4 shifts the profile of lipid types in cells - some were reduced, others were increased. So many possible consequences - from changes in membrane fluidity, inflammation, enzym...
by Fiver
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Summary of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program ApoE Symposium
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Summary of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program ApoE Symposium

Something I wrote after attending a recent symposium on apoe4. It lost some of the formatting in the transfer but sharing in case anyone is interested. I hope everyone is doing well - staying healthy and warm. On Friday approximately two hundred scientists from around the world met virtually to sha...
by Fiver
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: STATINs
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: STATINs

From my experience I totally agree with the usefulness of the coronary calcium score. I think we'll see this become even more common and accessible in the near future. It was such a relief to get my score. And unusual - how many accurate tests are there we can count on currently? Just one minor thin...
by Fiver
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: APOΕ4 Lowers Energy Expenditure and Impairs Glucose Oxidation by Increasing Flux through Aerobic Glycolysis
Replies: 26
Views: 4193

Re: APOΕ4 Lowers Energy Expenditure and Impairs Glucose Oxidation by Increasing Flux through Aerobic Glycolysis

Hi everyone,I hope you're all well. I have this paper on my reading list. In case it's any help, I wrote a short summary of a previous but related article from the same research lab below. The author was a speaker at an online seminar series in the spring and summer and presented this earlier work. ...
by Fiver
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: apoe2, while protective on its own, doesn't cancel out apoe4
Replies: 2
Views: 932

apoe2, while protective on its own, doesn't cancel out apoe4

New article in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18198-x

Interesting....apoe2/4 had outcomes similar to apoe4/4, i.e. the 2, while protective on its own, can't cancel out the 4.
by Fiver
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxious and fearful
Replies: 10
Views: 1982

Re: Anxious and fearful

Hi Chronophylos, you and I have some things in common. Similar ages, occupations, risk factors, and worries. As for your feelings about your apoe4 genes, it is totally natural to feel this way. I felt the same. Many of us did, or still do. It really is a roller coaster of a journey. In terms of the ...
by Fiver
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Need some guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Need some guidance

Hi LC-FL, A few things come to mind, which might be helpful. PS - I'm not a doctor. Tincup is right about blood sugar control being something to look at, and it's something you can address now. If he recently retired maybe he is not as active and constantly training for work. Maye he can find someth...

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