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jxyzptlk t1_j8a5l83 wrote

OP worded it poorly, here's the stuff (posting from phone so formatting might be off):

"Almost all Alzheimer’s disease patients younger than 30 have pathological gene mutations, according to the authors. To date, the youngest person known to have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease was a 21-year-old who carried a gene mutation.

But the adolescent patient of the most recent study differed from previous young patients because no known genetic mutations were identified in the 19-year-old who was diagnosed in China."


0002millertime t1_j8bd0dw wrote

Well, all new mutations were once unknown mutations. It'll be interesting to see if they can track down the cause.


zeugenie t1_j8bm00g wrote

Which may or may not be a gene mutation


Not_Stupid t1_j8bp2kq wrote

Are there any known environmental causes for degenerative neurone diseases?


-downtone_ t1_j8cwft5 wrote

The chance of having ALS grows significantly for combat wounded vietnam veterans. My line had no issues. Father got hit w 8 rounds and had leg blown off. Died of ALS at 58. I had muscle issues from birth along with REM Behavior Disorder. Guess what happened? I have it now but w no support from anyone. It's awesome.


_trouble_every_day_ t1_j8dgv3e wrote

OPs title is the first sentence in the article. I guess we can blame OP for posting this particular article but good luck finding coverage of medical research that isn’t sensationalized to rake in clicks.