[마이데일리 = 곽명동 기자]’Thor’ Chris Hemsworth (39) announced that activities would be postponed after confirming that he had a dementia gene that was 10 times higher than that of the general population.
According to the BBC on the 21st (local time), he underwent a genetic test during the filming of the Disney+ health documentary series ‘Limitless’. Hemsworth learned that he inherited a risk factor called ‘APOE4’ from his father and mother.
People with this gene are 8 to 10 times more likely to develop dementia than the general population. 2-3% of the population have the Apoi4 gene.
“I have never been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but I have been warned of an increased risk,” she explained in an interview with Vanity Fair. “It is not a definitive gene, but it is a strong indication,” he said.
The broadcaster said they could keep it a secret, but Hemsworth decided to make it public to better understand dementia.
Referring to the fact that his grandfather had Alzheimer’s, he said, “I am grateful and consider it a blessing to be able to prevent Alzheimer’s. The benefit of preventative measures is that they affect the rest of your life.”
“It’s important to get enough sleep, manage stress, and exercise regularly,” says Hemsworth.
He plans to take a break for now, focus on healthcare, and spend time with his family in Australia.
Meanwhile, Hemsworth is waiting for the release after filming George Miller’s Furiosa. He also announced that he would be stepping down from the ‘Thor’ series.
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