Chris Hemsworth and the genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s: “I will take time for myself and my family”

“It’s something that made me want to take some time off. From the moment I wrapped the show, I’ve completed every project I’ve signed on to.” The actor Chris Hemsworth39 years old, interpreter of Thor in the Marvel saga, revealed that he had discovered, after clinical analysis, a predisposition to Alzheimer’s. The actor underwent examinations during the filming of the series Limitless: and medical tests have shown a tendency to contract the syndrome caused by the double copy of a gene inherited from the parents, the APOE 4 gene. Hemsworth himself, in a long interview with Vanity Fair, then announced that he wanted to take a break from acting . Hemsworth then stressed that he had not received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, thus reassuring fans about his current health conditions: “I’m not resigning, I’m not quitting acting“. Again: “Now I want to go home and spend more time with my wife and children.” Indeed, the actor says he feels lucky that he can start taking precautions to manage risk, maintain physical and mental health and perhaps avoid developing the disorder for as long as possible. The actor is married to actress Elsa Pataky with whom he has three children.

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