Women and brain health: Females twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s
21 November 2022 | 7:28 am
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , but there is little understanding of why exactly this is. The condition is the most common form of dementia, and it affected 5.8 million North Americans in 2020.
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