In a rather shocking turn of events, Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth is genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease and as per the reports the medical experts have informed that he is “between eight and ten times” more likely to develop the condition than the general population.
He explained: “It’s not a pre-deterministic gene, but it is a strong indication. Ten years ago, I think it, was more thought of as determinant.” Chris Hemsworth has also said that the health warning has been unsettling for him, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Chris, who is a father to India, 10, and twins Sasha and Tristan, 8, told the Vanity Fair magazine: “Yeah, there was an intensity to navigating it. Most of us, we like to avoid speaking about death in the hope that we’ll somehow avoid it. We all have this belief that we’ll figure it out.” “Then all of a sudden be told some big indicators are actually pointing to this as the route which is going to happen, the reality of it sinks in. Your own mortality.”
However, as per the reports, Hemsworth does not plan on over-dramatising his health situation but, he determined to safeguard his health.
He said: “If you look at Alzheimer’s prevention, the benefit of preventative steps is that it affects the rest of your life. When you have preposition to cardiovascular heart disease, cancer, anything – it’s all about sleep management, stress management, nutrition, movement, and fitness. It’s all kinds of the same tools that need to be applied in a consistent way.”
Well, considering his kids would be worried about the Marvel actor’s health-contidion; he even plans on discussing his health issues with his children. He shared: “One day I’m sure I’ll bring it up. They probably want to test themselves and (find out) ‘Are you in the category that’s going to be sensitive to this or not?'”
What Is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer's is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. It commonly causes dementia - a continuous decline in thinking, behavioural and social skills that affect a person's ability to function independently.
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