RedTracker| A small study of brains of people has confirmed that having a parent with Alzheimer’s is a predictor for having the disease in their children. In particular, maternal history is a greater predictor of plaque formations called amyloid-beta deposits.
Researchers scanned the brains of 14 each adults whose mother or father had Alzheimer’s and 14 adults with no history of Alzheimer’s.
Looking for plaque formations, researchers found the children’s brains of mothers with Alzheimer’s had 15 percent more plaque than those with a father having Alzheimer’s, and a 20 percent higher burden of the protein clumps than those with no familial risk factors. via Science Daily