Nicoladawnwatson wrote:I have just joined this forum as I have 2 ApoE 4 alleles. I am in the UK. Does that rule me out?
Hello there, Nicoladawnwatson! You are more than welcome here on the ApoE4.info forum! We have members from all over the globe. We welcome those positive for ApoE4 as well as those who are not.
Let me take this opportunity to share some introductory information that may help you get started on your journey learning your way around the site.
The Primer was written by a physician member of the ApoE4.info community (also ApoE 4/4). It is written in terms that are easier for non-medical people to understand. You can access the Primer here: Primer
Here is a link to a page that will help you find your way around, learn how to tag people by quoting them as I have done in this post among other helpful information to know right out of the gate: How To Get The Most Out Of The ApoE4.Info Website
A forum can be a confusing place to find information on a specific topic. Using the Search function helps you find previous conversations or threads on topics that interest you. We encourage people to post to previous topics, even if they haven't been active for a while. It gets conversations going and often promotes new ways of looking at an issue.
In addition, you can search for a specific thread topic by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the menu bar at the top of the page. How To Search the ApoE4 Site
If you would like to share what led you here, please tell us about your journey by posting on the Our Stories Forum
We are so happy to have you in our community and look forward to supporting you. One parting word is to encourage you that genes are not our destiny
as once was thought. There are many
lifestyle changes we can learn about and implement that change the expression of our genes. You will meet many ApoE4 positive members that have done this and are thriving in their 60's, 70's and beyond! Best to you and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.