Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) December 25, 2005
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's cognitive abilities. While much is known about it, there is much that remains a mystery. Scientific research has revealed several clues about the possible causes of Alzheimer's, and this makes it possible to test for the factors that may genetically predispose an individual to this disease. Graceful Earth offers a genetic test that indicates the degree of risk for Alzheimer's, as well as atherosclerosis.
It has been determined that there is a connection between the onset of Alzheimer's disease and a genome for the protein called apolipoprotein E (ApoE). This protein is responsible for the redistribution of cholesterol in the body, and is thought to play a major role in the formation of plaque lesions in the brain. These lesions are a characteristic of Alzheimer's. They damage the nerve cells that control memory and cognition.
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, a genome test using DNA from saliva can detect the different ApoE isoforms and determine which combinations are expressed. The individual can then see what degree of risk he or she possesses, and take steps to mitigate the effects of this disease before any symptoms appear. As this is a genetic test, it is done only once in a person's lifetime.
The test also determines susceptibility to atherosclerosis because of the connection between the body's management of cholesterol and heart disease. The same factors that put a person at risk for Alzheimer's may put them at risk for vascular disease, as well. The Alzheimer's test provided by Graceful Earth can be an important part of a person's lifetime plan for well-being. Armed with the knowledge of possible future risks, one can take steps to possibly prevent serious health problems. For more information or getting tested, you can contact Graceful Earth, Inc. toll-free at 1-877-697-7300 or you can visit their website at http://www.gracefulearth.com.