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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-20-63


A recent paper showed that for people who follow all five healthy lifestyle recommendations, the risk of Alzheimer disease is only 40% of the risk for those who do not follow any of these recommendations, and that for people two or three of these recommendations, the risk is 63% of the not-followers risk. In this paper, we show that a relation between the two numbers -- namely, that 0.40 is the square of 0.63 -- can be naturally explained by a simple model.