Differences in the association between apolipoprotein E genotype and mortality across populations.

@article{Ewbank2007DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the association between apolipoprotein E genotype and mortality across populations.},
  author={Douglas C. Ewbank},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={899-907}
}
  • Douglas C. Ewbank
  • Published 2007 in
    The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
BACKGROUND The gene for apolipoprotein-E (APOE) has three common alleles (epsilon2, epsilon3, and epsilon4) that have been shown to be associated with differences in the risk of death in persons older than 60 years in European populations. However, previous research suggests that they may not be associated with mortality in African Americans, and the evidence in Asians is mixed. It is now possible to examine the effects of these genotypes on mortality in African American, Chinese, Japanese, and… CONTINUE READING