Consanguinity, that is, sharing blood due to having a common relative, seems to be a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
A study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry ensures that people with high rates of consanguinity are 12% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. «This means that, among people with Alzheimer’s, there are more consanguineous people than in the general population.l ”, explains Sonia Moreno, main author of the article carried out at the Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona.
“We wanted to see if there was an excess of consanguinity in Alzheimer’s patients than in the population. And we saw that yes, consanguinity is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s »,