Alzheimer’s Genetics, Omega-3s, and Brain Health (with Dr. Hussein Yassine, MD)

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Hussein Yassine, Associate Professor of Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

He is the director of The Yassine Lab and specializes in how changes in lipid metabolism and nutrition affect cognition and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

The lab has an interest in studying how carrying the APOE4 allele — the strongest genetic risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s — affects lipid metabolism, combining basic science, clinical trials, and brain imaging studies.

We discussed brain physiology and development, lipid metabolism in the brain, and genetics, especially ApoE4 genotype and risk of Alzheimer’s, plus Dr. Yassine’s research on Omega-3 fatty acids and prevention of cognitive decline. We hope you find the information helpful.

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