1:2:1 Podcast

Michael Greicius on women and the risk for Alzheimer's

A gene variant know as ApoE4 is the strongest known single genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s, a neurological syndrome that affects about 30 million people worldwide.  But a new study led by Stanford neurologist Michael Greicius, MD, shows that women who carry a copy of the variant have a substantially greater risk for the disease than do men. In this podcast, Greicius, medical director of the Stanford Center for Memory Disorders, discusses the study's implications for women.

Length: 24 mins. 50 sec.