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Actor Chris Hemsworth has announced that he is taking a break from his career after learning that he is at an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The “Thor” star, 39, made the discovery after undergoing a series of tests as part of his Disney+ documentary series “Limitless.”
The actor assured “Vanity Fair” magazine that the tests confirmed his “greatest fear”, adding that he would now try to take “Preventive Measures,
Alzheimer’s disease can trigger dementia, which can result in confusion, memory problems, and communication problems.
hemsworth found out he had Gen ApoE4, One from your mother and one from your father, making you 8 to 10 times more likely to develop the disease than someone who doesn’t have both copies of the gene.
About 2% to 3% of the population have two copies of the gene. Hemsworth said, “It’s not that I’ve submitted my resignation,” but added that the news “really makes me want to take some time off.” ,
“If you look at how Alzheimer’s is prevented, The benefits of those preventive steps will affect you for the rest of your life.“, Told.
“It’s about sleep management, stress management, nutrition, movement, fitness. These are the same tools that need to be applied consistently.”
The series “Limitless” sees Hemsworth testing his body and discovering ways to live longer and healthier.
He explained that he has not been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but has been warned about his high risk of developing it. “It’s not a deterministic gene, but it’s a strong signal”, Told. “Ten years ago, I think it was considered more deterministic.”
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Hemsworth said that, according to the original plan for the series, he would have to receive all of his genetic test results on camera live, but that series producer Darren Aronofsky gave them to him privately after receiving the results.
The Marvel star was later given the option to remove any reference to Alzheimer’s from the show, but decided to include his genetic risk for Alzheimer’s Improving awareness and understanding of the disease.
The actor assured that he didn’t want to over-dramatize it or turn it into entertainment.
Hemsworth also confirmed to the magazine that his grandfather was being treated for Alzheimer’s.
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After completing the Limitless publicity tour and other contracts he has, the interpreter has decided to spend time with his partner, actress Elsa Pataky, and their three children at their home in Byron Bay, Australia.
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