Neurologists Explain Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Shocking’ Alzheimer’s News

Theo Wargo

Chris Hemsworth revealed on Friday that he has two genes that put him at a much higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease than the average person, but neurologists tell The Daily Beast that’s not necessarily cause for alarm.

The revelation came during a recent episode of Hemsworth’s National Geographic series Limitless, airing on Disney+, which purports to offer “fascinating insights into how we can all unlock our body’s superpowers to fight illness, perform better, and even reverse the aging process.”

In episode five, titled “Memory,” Dr. Peter Attia tells the Australian actor that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene, one from his mom and one from his dad. This, Attia says, makes it up to 10 times more likely that he’ll develop Alzheimer’s compared to the average person. Hemsworth is seen having a somber reaction to the news as he adjusts his posture and focuses intently on the doctor’s words. During a confessional filmed afterward, he says he was “floored.”

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