People with a gene which increases the risk of developing dementia could be more likely to have a severe case of COVID-19, according to a study.

The paper published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences linked carrying two faulty copies of the APOE gene to a two-fold risk of having severe COVID-19 from the baseline.

“Further investigation is needed to understand the biological mechanisms linking APOE genotypes to COVID-19 severity,” wrote the authors.

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