Studying Sex Differences Will Improve Health for Women and Men

Published 6/13/18

In a commentary for STAT, SWHR highlights the need to study the role that differences between women and men play in health and disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a prime example of a condition for which we have little understanding of sex differences, other than that women bear the majority of the disease burden, both as patients and caregivers. About two-thirds of the 5.7 million Americans living with the disease are women, and about two-thirds of caregivers are women.

To spur research in this area, SWHR published a review in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia that outlines what we know — and what we don’t know — about sex differences in Alzheimer’s and makes recommendations for future research priorities.

Learn more about SWHR’s Alzheimer’s Disease Network.