Chris Hemsworth Has Alzheimer's Disease Takes Time From Acting

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Chris Hemsworth discovered his genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease while working on National Geographic's new series, Limitless.

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The actor spoke to Vanity Fair about the "integrity of navigating" his test results in an interview published Thursday.

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The star puts his physical and mental strength to the ultimate test on the National Geographic show airing on Disney+.

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In a clip from the episode on brain health, Hemsworth takes a genetic test and meets with longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia.

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Dr. Peter Attia says he has two copies of the APOE4 or apolipoprotein E gene, which may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.

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Hemsworth, along with only two to three percent of the population, has a copy of the gene from both parents.

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However, genetic testing for Alzheimer's is in its early days and is not recommended for everyone.

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Dr. Attia points out that making healthy choices for anyone with their genetics can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's later in life.

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