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Chris Hemsworth stated about /></p><p>The actor learned about his predisposition while filming a project about longevity.</p><p> Related video</p><p>38-year-old Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth discovered his genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease while working on the series “Unlimited” for National Geographic. He spoke about this in a new interview with Vanity Fair.</p><p>The Thor star has undergone a series of genetic tests to see what the future holds for him. What the actor found, as he says on the show, was “my biggest fear.”</p><p>“Most of us like to avoid talking about death. Then if you're told that some important actually point to this as a path that must happen, the reality of this is realized. Your own mortality,” Chris explained.</p><p>Since the Australian has two copies of the APOE4 gene in his DNA, he has a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease. According to a 2021 study by the National Institutes of Health, one in four people carry one copy of the gene, but only 2 to 3% of the population have both copies.</p><p>“What bothered me was that I just didn't want to manipulate it and to over-dramatize it into some kind of bogus empathy capture or whatever, just for fun,” says Hemsworth.</p><p>In addition, the actor has already started taking steps to manage risk while maintaining physical and mental health and possibly preventing the development of the disorder for as long as possible.</p>  <script async src=

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