Set of Genes Linked to Stroke and Dementia Identified

Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia.

Researchers identified a new gene called FOXF2 which increased the risk of having a stroke due to small vessel disease in the brain.

According to the researchers small vessel disease not only causes stroke but is also a major contributor to dementia risk, and is associated with gait problems and depression.

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