Chris Hemsworth Disclosed The Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease In His New Docuseries, Limitless

Chris Hemsworth is taking time off from his career amid being predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease

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The Australian actor Chris Hemsworth recently opened up about him having a high chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It is a disease where a type of dementia that progressively causes memory loss.

After knowing a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, he is taking a break from the entertainment industry. In one of the episodes of his docuseries “Limitless,” he discovered that he carries two copies of the APOE4 gene.

Chris Hemsworth Developed A High Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Chris Hemsworth revealed on Friday that he carries two genes. Therefore, it massively increases his risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to the average person.

However, according to neurologists that do not necessarily cause alarm. In the fifth episode of the docu-series, Dr. Peter Attia revealed his condition of carrying two genes.

In the two copies of the APOE4 gene, one is from his mom while another is from his dad. According to Dr. Corinne Pettigrew, only 2 to 3 percent of people have both copies of the gene.


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However, it is not guaranteed that the actor will certainly develop the condition. The grandfather of The Thor: Love and Thunder star had Alzheimer’s.

The Actor Is Taking a Break From The Industry

The Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has announced that he is taking a break from the entertainment industry for now.

After finding out about his health, Hemsworth realized how his forced to think about his mortality. He also added that he had been  “slapping another movie on top of another movie.”

The realization triggered something in the actor due to which he wants to take some time off. As per the Deadline, he has already finished the shoot of Extraction 2 and the Mad Max spinoff Furiosa.

Hemsworth made it clear he didn’t want to “manipulate” or “overdramatize” what he had learned. The only thing that he has received is just a cause for concern and not a hard diagnosis.

Nevertheless, after the revelation, the actor wants people to learn from it and take preventive steps beforehand.

Chris Hemsworth Tests His Boundaries In His New Docuseries

You can watch Chris Hemsworth testing his boundaries in a new documentary series on Disney+, Limitless. In addition, he demonstrates a keen interest in health and looks for unconventional ways to maintain it.


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The actor also tells us about his fear, excitement, and discomfort as he prepares to swim across an icy fjord. On the show. Hemsworth demonstrates the potency of extreme temperatures, mind-over-matter, and more.

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The creators have showcased the challenges in tones of high dudgeon. Hemsworth has been working to increase his health and survival chances throughout the series.

Though the actor is not thrilled about some of the challenges, he acknowledges that a job is a job. However, the discovery of his condition was the most potent moment of the entire series.

Disney and he discussed the idea of leaving his diagnosis out of Limitless, he said in the Vanity Fair interview. However, in the end, he insisted the clip be in the show in the final cut.

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Written by Jami Thompson

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