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NEW YORK – The effect of APOE alleles on cognitive function differs across Latino groups, according to a new analysis.

More than 5.8 million people in the US have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, but the conditions occur at higher rates among Black and Latino populations. While the APOE-ε4 allele is a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, its effect has largely been studied in populations of European ancestry.

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