Study: Alzheimer's bigger risk for older women than breast cancer

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Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 19 at 8:25 AM

A new study finds older women have a much higher risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease than breast cancer. 

The report from the Alzheimer's Association finds that women in their 60s are nearly twice as likely to develop the disease than they are to get breast cancer.

It also says Alzheimer's affects women more than men, noting that almost two out of every three patients are women.

The disease affects more than 5 million Americans, two-thirds of them women.

 

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