Exploring the Effects of Sex and Gender in Neurodegenerative Conditions

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A recent study published in the Alzheimer’s and dementia section of the Translation Research and Clinical Interventions journal, explores the relation sex, and gender has on the effects of neurodegeneration. The study was devised by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) to provide a platform to include sex and gender in the discussion on Alzheimer’s disease. It has been shown that there are great differences depending on the persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia’s sex. However, CCNA believes that there are not enough studies investigating the sex and gender differences and their link to neurodegeneration. Therefore, they created a six-component strategy through the CCNA’s Women, Gender, Sex and Dementia program to incorporate sex and gender as one of the factors in their research studies. The six components are as follows; executive oversight, training, research collaboration, progress report assessment, results dissemination, and ongoing manuscript review. With these six elements, they saw an increase in sex and gender research within Alzheimer’s disease and dementia studies. Thus, resulting in a 36%-45% in preclinical and 56%-60% in human cohorts.

SOURCE: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions

AUTHOR(S): Mary C. Tierney, Ashley F. Curtis, Howard Chertkow, R. Jane Rylett

DATE RETRIEVED:  Monday November 27, 2017


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