The science and understanding behind the APOE-ε4 allele is evolving. ALL theories and relevant discussion are welcome. Feel free to present information. Be prepared to back-up your viewpoint with personal or clinical experience, your physician's perspective, or published medical research. Kindly provide the URL when applicable. Back up unequivocal assertions with research. If your assertions are not proven, acknowledge that they are your opinion. Refrain from offering direct medical advice to our members. You are welcome to share any strategies you practice or that you recommend for your patients with accompanying evidence. We welcome members of our community to correct factual inaccuracies. Be aware that much of what we discuss is equivocal. Simply acknowledging that often goes a long way towards balancing a very biased perspective. Disagree with ideas, NOT people. This applies not only to members of our community, but also to the various expert opinions shared. A polite and respectful tone is a MUST. Some here are suffering. Our primary purpose is to support one another and learn from one another.
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Effective date: November 1, 2013.
Last update: October 22, 2016.