Loss of Y chromosome is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease: Why do men have shorter lives than women?

Posted by on May 24, 2016 1:25 am
Categories: Science

The loss of the Y chromosome in batches of cells over time continues to develop as one biological explanation for why men, on average, live shorter lives than women. Researchers found that men with blood samples showing loss of chromosome Y developed Alzheimer’s as often as people born with genes that put them at the most risk for the disease.

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