In a recent interview, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth revealed that he has a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
He was diagnosed while he was filming his new Disney+ series Limitless. The actor revealed that he wanted to make healthier lifestyle changes in order to fight against the effects of aging.
During the interview, Chris was visited by Dr. Peter Attia, who told him that he had a 10 to 20 percent chance of developing the disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of progressive neurological disorder that affects the brain and other parts of the body.
There is currently no known cure for this condition. However, taking medications can help decrease the symptoms of the disease.
During the interview, Attia informed the actor that he had two copies of the gene known as the ApoE4. This is a strong risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
However, it does not mean that a person will automatically get the condition.
According to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, about one in four people have a copy of the gene. However, only 2 to 3 percent of the population has both copies.
The actor, who has three children with his wife Elsa Pataky, said that he is most afraid that he might not be able to remember the things that he has experienced.
The doctor then told Hemsworth that he could reduce his risk of developing the disease by taking the necessary steps.
The Thor star revealed that his grandfather has Alzheimer’s disease. He said that his grandfather has been unable to remember who he is or even his own children for a long time.
He said that it was heartbreaking to learn about his grandfather’s condition. He then started working on improving his memory by going on long walks.