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Thor star will take career break after discovering risk of common disease in the elderly

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Thor star will take career break after discovering risk of common disease in the elderly

Chris Hemsworth Reveals He Has a Gene That Increases His Chances of Cognitive Decline

The actor Chris Hemsworthknown for his work as Thorrevealed that he discovered a predisposition to develop Alzheimer’s during an interview with the magazine vanity fair, published on Sunday (20). With that, the star, who is 39 years old, announced that he will take a career break to take a sabbatical.



The decision was taken during the recording of his new documentary series “Without Limits”, on Disney+. In the production, the actor practices several extreme physical activities, demanding the maximum of his body. During filming, Hemsworth revealed the discovery.

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“Doing an episode about death and facing my own mortality made me think, ‘Oh my God, I’m not ready to die yet,’” he said. “I want to one day sit down and be clear about this, with greater gratitude and peace of mind. I’ll start talking about my kids, my family… It was that trigger that pushed me to seek that break, “said Hemsworth.

In addition, the actor stated that it is not a “pre-deterministic gene”, but rather “a strong indication” that he will develop the disease. According to the actor, his genetic makeup includes two copies of APOE4 geneone from his mother and one from his father.



This combination leads to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, although not everyone who has the gene will develop the disease.

Alzheimer’s: what are the known risk factors?

THE The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown.but researchers believe that, for most people, the disease may be caused by a combination of genetic factorsenvironmental, and lifestyle factors that affect the brain over time.

Among the possible risk factors, according to scientific and medical research, are:

  • Age (risk increases after age 65)

  • Family history and genetics (including the APOE4 gene, which Hemsworth was found to have);

  • Previous mild cognitive impairment.

Furthermore, a recent study by researchers at the boston university school of medicine, revealed that high levels of triglycerides at age 35 are associated with a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s years later. The same work also showed that high blood glucose, especially between the ages of 51 and 60, is also a risk factor for Alzheimer’s in the future.

How to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s?

Because there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, disease prevention is based on the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, with cognitive activities and a good social life, according to doctors. Having a balanced diet and practicing physical exercises is also a way to prevent cognitive decline.

Know more: Healthy attitudes may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s

According to a recent study published in the scientific journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Associationphysical activity increases levels of a protein that strengthens communication between brain cells across synapses.



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