Why are Alzheimer’s Rates So High Among Latinos?

Latinos are California’s fastest-growing ethnic group. They’re also among the most likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. A new five-year study out of UC Davis will investigate why.

The study grew out of a $14.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. It will involve nine other universities and last for five years.

Rates of dementia in Latino adults are about 1.5 times higher than rates in white adults. They are slightly lower than the rates in the African American community.

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