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Is Chris Hemsworth Taking Break Over Alzheimer's Gene News?!

Is Chris Hemsworth Taking Break Over Alzheimer’s Gene News?!

Is Chris Hemsworth taking a break from acting, after discovering he has a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Chris Hemsworth Is Taking Break Over Alzheimer’s Gene News!

The entertainment industry is abuzz over a Vanity Fair article about Chris Hemsworth, after he revealed that he has a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease!

Many reported that Chris Hemsworth has decided to take a break from acting after receiving the news he has not one, but two APOE4 genes, which predisposes to Alzheimer’s disease.

The Star : Chris Hemsworth to take acting break after Alzheimer’s predisposition discovery

MARCA : Chris Hemsworth is taking a break from acting after discovering his high Alzheimer’s risk

GameSpot : Chris Hemsworth Taking A Break From Acting After Discovering He Is At Risk For Alzheimer’s

Variety : Chris Hemsworth ‘Taking Time Off,’ Discovered Genetic Predisposition for Alzheimer’s Disease: ‘I’m Going to Just Simplify’

 

Truth : Chris Hemsworth NOT Taking Break Over Alzheimer’s Gene News!

Unfortunately, this is yet another case of FAKE NEWS created by writers who did not read the Vanity Fair article, or just wanted to inject more drama into the story…

Fact #1 : Chris Hemsworth Was Tested While Filming Limitless

First, let’s start with some basic facts about how Chris Hemsworth came to discover he had a genetic predisposition for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Earlier this year, Chris Hemsworth worked on the National Geographic documentary series, Limitless, which looks at how we might be able to push back on the natural aging process.
  2. To prepare for the fifth episode on the topic of Memory, he underwent tests, which eventually revealed that he had a very strong predisposition to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Specifically, the tests show that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene – one from his mother, and one from his father.
  4. According to a 2021 National Institutes of Health study, one in four people will carry a single copy of the gene, but only 2 to 3% of the population will have both copies of the APOE4 gene.

Okay, now that you have the context, let’s take a look at why Chris Hemsworth is NOT taking a break from acting over this shocking discovery.

Fact #2 : Chris Hemsworth Does NOT Have Alzheimer’s Disease

Let me start by clearing up another claim – that Chris Hemsworth already has Alzheimer’s disease.

No, Chris Hemsworth does NOT have Alzheimer’s disease. He was only joking when he suggested that his “memory’s getting worse“.

CH : Since you told me that, I feel like my memory’s getting worse. It’s a placebo effect—or it’s taking place! [Laughs]

VF : Anytime you forget something it’s like, “Oh no, is this it?”

CH : Yeah, it’s my excuse now. 

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Fact #3 : Chris Hemsworth May Not Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Having two copies of the APOE4 gene does NOT necessarily mean Chris Hemsworth will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future.

APOE4 (also known as apolipoprotein E) is not a pre-deterministic gene, although it strongly predisposes towards the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It also doesn’t help that Chris Hemworth’s grandfather has Alzheimer’s disease.

That said – neither of his parents have developed Alzheimer’s disease, and it is possible that Chris may not develop it either.

That’s why genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease is not recommended for most people – a positive result does not necessarily mean you will develop it, but could result in undue stress and anxiety.

Fact #4 : Risk Of Alzheimer’s Can Be Reduced

Regardless of any genetic predisposition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease can be reduced by these ways:

  • regular exercise
  • managing your blood sugar level
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • stop smoking
  • avoid excessive drinking
  • getting enough sleep

Chris took the test results in stride, and saw them as a way to be prepared and work to prevent it from happening:

Like everything in the show I went, “Okay, great. I now have to work on this more.” If you look at Alzheimer’s prevention, the benefit of preventative steps is that it affects the rest of your life. ]

When you have preposition to cardiovascular heart disease, cancer, anything—it’s all about sleep management, stress management, nutrition, movement, fitness. It’s all kind of the same tools that need to be applied in a consistent way.

Fact #5 : Chris Hemsworth Has Been Working Less

Chris Hemsworth then told Vanity Fair that he has become more selective in who he works with, because he has a wife and three young kids.

Now, if something’s going to pull me away from my family and my kids, it’s got to be a positive, constructive, collaborative experience. I shot with George Miller on the new prequel to Fury Road, part of the Mad Max saga, and I said to my agent said, “That’s where I want to spend my work hours; with someone who is kind and collaborative and interesting.”

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Fact #6 : Chris Hemsworth Is Just Taking Some Time Off

When Chris Hemsworth talked about a different Limitless episode he did on death, he realised that he didn’t want to miss watching his kids grow up:

“Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up and I keep slapping another movie on top of another movie.” Before you know it, they’re 18 and they’ve moved out of house, and I missed the window.

That was the trigger for him to decide on “taking some time off“. It’s no different from how we all need a break, and go on a holiday, or spend more time with the family.

Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going home and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife.

To be clear – Chris Hemsworth is just taking a holiday, and that had NOTHING to do with the discovery he has a predisposition to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future.

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Fact #7 : Chris Hemsworth Still Wants To Act

Just in case it was not clear enough that he’s not going to quit acting, Chris Hemsworth told Vanity Fair that he is still excited about acting, but is just “going to recharge” and “not be so focused on … what’s next”.

I can talk to you for hours about what I want to do, but it doesn’t fill my head 24/7 like it used to. That’s not out of having lost any of the passion for it, it’s just a sense of contentment, and with being very proud of what I’ve done and the experiences I’ve had. I welcome whatever comes next.

As if sensing that some writer out there is going to misunderstand what he told Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth repeated that he was not talking about retiring.

I’m not talking about retiring by any means, but like you said: it’s a more curated approach to things.

So let’s not make up stories about how poor Chris Hemsworth is so distraught that he has to take a break from acting to sob over the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the distant future.

Anyone who actually bothered to read the Vanity Fair interview would have seen him as a man on a mission to enjoy some time with his young family, while working to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future, because he knows what matters most to him, more than his fans or the films he makes – his family.

 

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Ashton Kutcher : Did Vaccine Cause His Vasculitis?!

Did the COVID-19 vaccine cause Ashton Kutcher to develop vasculitis that almost made him blind and deaf?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ashton Kutcher Developed Vasculitis From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after Ashton Kutcher revealed that he suffered a super rare form of vasculitis that almost made him blind and deaf, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that it was caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

Ken Matthews – How many Covid-19 vaccine shots did Ashton Kutcher take? nevermind.

the vaccine made ashton kutcher blind and limp

#AshtonKutcher says he has #Vasculitis that is an auto immune disease. Bruce Willis suddenly developed such disease too. Do you know it’s in the 9 pages report released by #FDA showing the adverse effects of the #Pfizer #vaccine ? Read those 9 pages! #VaccineSideEffects #wakeup

 

Truth : Ashton Kutcher Did NOT Get Vasculitis From COVID-19 Vaccine!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Ashton Kutcher Fully Recovered From Vasculitis

On August 8, 2022, Ashton Kutcher revealed on an episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge that he was “lucky to be alive” after dealing with a rare form of vasculitis – inflammation of the blood vessels.

Like two years ago I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis, that like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium.

Kutcher said it took him about a year to recover from his vasculitis, but he fully recovered from it.

You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone. Until you go, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to see again, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to hear again, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to walk again.

Fact #2 : Ashton Kutcher Had Vasculitis Before COVID-19

On August 9, 2022, he clarified that he actually had vasculitis three years ago, in 2019 – before the COVID-19 pandemic, and over a year before the COVID-19 vaccines were approved.

So it is impossible for his vasculitis to be caused by the COVID-19 vaccines… unless they somehow developed a time machine…

Before there are a bunch of rumors/ chatter/ whatever out there. Yes, I had a rare vasculitis episode 3yrs ago. (Autoimmune flair up) I had some impairments hear, vision, balance issues right after. I fully recovered.

Fact #3 : Vasculitis Is A Rare Autoimmune Disorder

Ashton Kutcher did not reveal what kind of vasculitis he had, but they all cause inflammation of the blood vessels.

This inflammation causes the blood vessel walls to thicken and reduce the width of the vessels, reducing blood flow. If the amount of blood flow is reduced too much, it can result in organ and tissue damage.

Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that can be triggered by infections, other autoimmune diseases, and certain medications. More importantly – vasculitis has long existed before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Fact #4 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity tragedy…

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Nat Geo Wrongly Puts Gardens by the Bay In Malaysia!

National Geographic just made a hilarious faux pas, wrongly putting Gardens by the Bay in Malaysia!

Take a look at the photo that just went viral, and the hilarious responses!

 

Nat Geo : Here Is Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, Malaysia!

On 27 August 2022, National Geographic UK went viral after posting a photo of the beautiful Gardens by the Bay, with this description :

From the Archive: A family from India walks through the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, Malaysia.

 

Gardens by the Bay Is In Singapore, Not Malaysia!

The photo by Lucas Foglia quickly went viral, not because it was beautiful – it was, but because National Geographic UK wrongly claimed that Gardens by the Bay is in Singapore, Malaysia!

Gardens by the Bay is located in Singapore, and not Malaysia. More importantly – Singapore and Malaysia are two separate countries.

Just in case Nat Geo UK editors are confused, Singapore used to be part of Malaysia, until it separated on 9 August 1965. Here is a bit of historical evidence of that sad day…

Many Singaporean and Malaysian netizens quickly ribbed Nat Geo UK for fun. Here is a selection of both serious and funny responses to National Geographic UK’s faux pas.

Tourism Malaysia : Dear Sir/Madam, that is Singapore. This is Malaysia

GSC : Also from the Archive: An IMAX theatre built with Vibranium in Wakanda, Johor Bahru.

Ahmad Nazir Mohd Azmi : Just come back from Eiffel Tower, UK

MGAG : Avengers Tower, New York City, Malaysia

Justin Jozy Oh : From the Archive: A beautiful view of the Big Ben in New York, UK.

Baxter Oh : From archive : A beautiful view at Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, People’s Republic of China

Zhen Feng Yap : From the Archive: A beautiful view of the Cat statue overlooking the city in Wakanda, State of Sarawak, Malaysia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

Chernyet Wong : From the Archive: A traveller from National Geographic UK was exploring in Sahara Desert in Mars, Malaysia

 

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