- The number of pregnancies is a risk factor for Alzheimer's diseaseM Colucci
Department of Neurology, P A Micone Hospital, Genova, Italy
Eur J Neurol 13:1374-7. 2006..These findings suggest that it is the increase of progesterone or estrogens level--and not the estrogens decrease, as previously indicated by other authors--that could play a role in the Alzheimer's pathology...
- Plasma levels of amyloid beta-protein 42 are increased in women with mild cognitive impairmentA Assini
Department of Neurosciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Neurology 63:828-31. 2004..In familial early-onset AD this event is likely the result of Abeta42 overproduction; in the most common sporadic late-onset form of the disease the mechanisms of Abeta42 accumulation are unknown...