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Did you know that women have a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s disease than men? Approximately 17% of women compared to 9% of men. This may be because women have a longer life expectancy. There are some risk factors for Alzheimer’s such as family genetics which you can’t change. But according to a review in Lancet neurology 2011, almost 50% of cases can be changed by modifying certain lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and uncontrolled heart disease. According to scientists, small fragments of of a protein called beta-amyloid is deposited in the brain. There is another protein called tau which can lead to degeneration of neurons. The most common findings on pathological specimens are plaques that consist of