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4 Cardiovascular risk factors Epidemiological studies suggest that diseases compromising the vascular system such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus may influence the risk of developing AD. , 2001). Chronic hypoperfusion may also induce episodes of hypoxia-ischemia in the brain, triggering free radical-oxidative cascades. , 1999). , 2001). , 1998). The level of 24S-hydroxy-cholesterol, a major product of brain cholesterol metabolism, is elevated in plasma of patients with AD (2000). In contrast, patients with advanced AD seem to have low levels of 24S-hydroxycholestero1.
1995). , 1996). , 1995). However, the Apo E alleles are neither necessary nor sufficient for the development of the disease. , 1999). , 1995). , 1992). , 1997). Methodological differences such as duration of follow-up and selection and number of study participants may account for these discrepancies. , transdermal patches, tablets) of nicotine administration. , 1993). Prevalence studies may be biased by the fact that women tend to live longer than men. , 1996). The EURODEM group also found that female sex and low educational level were associated with increased risks of AD.
2002). Magnetization transfer is a technique that generates contrast dependent upon the phenomenon of magnetization exchange between semisolid macromolecular protons and water protons (Wolff & Balaban, 1989). , 2002). 93 cm 3 ). No significant differences were found in the white matter volume between the three groups. It was therefore suggested that the MTR methodology may be used as a novel approach to improve early diagnosis of AD. The changes in the neuroanatomical substrate of the brain were attributed to changes as a result of disease progression in the MCI and AD groups and not to the age factor.