On National Geographic's No Limits show available to stream on Disney+, Chris Hemsworth pushes the boundaries of his body and his mind in order to live better and longer. But the show was also the opportunity for the interpreter of Thor to confide in his state of health, and it is rather worrying.
a feel-good show
Chris Hemsworth like you've never seen him before. This mini docu-series available in six episodes and broadcast on the Disney+ streaming platform features the 39-year-old actor in very physical challenges.Shouldered by eminent scientists, the interpreter of the God of Thunder within the MCU pushes the limits of its body thanks to; six challenges like diving in the ice or climbing a skyscraper. This project aims to explore the different ways to maintain your body at the highest level for as long as possible .
Unfortunately, the series was accompanied by a harsh revelation about his health. After several blood tests, in order to know what he might be facing to the future, the actor confided; that he was genetically predisposedto develop Alzheimer, a degenerative disease that causes lose little by little little memory.
a gene from his parents
The actor learns that he has eight to ten times more likely to contract Alzheimer's disease than anyone else. This genetics comes directly from both parents. Blood tests revealed that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene. This is the one that has the strongest correlation with Alzheimer. Moreover, according to a very recent study at MIT, this gene alters communication between neurons, and therefore cognitive functions by diverting cholesterol . This anomaly could be responsible for the onset of dementia. Since this discovery, he has become obsessed with it.
I believe çit happens to; 1 person out of 1,000 or 1 out of 10,000. I don't remember… Except that since I was told it, I have the impression that my memory is failing. Laugh!
However, the steely-minded actor remains optimistic about his future. He takes the disease as a self-deprecating joke in order to better accept it. When he forgets something, he keeps joking around. this topic.
Initially it was tough, but very quickly it became kind of a self-deprecating joke. < /p>
Without Limitshas been streaming since November 16th on Disney+. The mini-docuseries consists of six episodes.