Chris Hemsworthone of the most popular faces in Hollywood, has decided, at 39 years old and at a great moment in his career, to take a temporary break to accept recent bad news: he is at high risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s.

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the husband of Elsa Pataky He underwent genetic tests, through his DNA, to see what the future holds for him and the doctors discovered that he has two samples of the APOE4 gene, one from his mother and the other from his father, a genetic load that according to some studies is related to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.

Only 2% to 3% of the population have both samples, so the Australian knows that the chances of developing this degenerative disease in the future are high. He has between eight and ten more possibilities, which has led him to see life in a different way, according to what he tells Vanity Fair.

However, he acknowledges that, in a way, it is positive news: “If I did not have this information, I would not have made certain changes. I am grateful that I now have the tools to prepare for what may come with regard to this topic.”

The Marvel star takes it with humor since “it is the way of life” of his family and recommends “living while you can loving life and with gratitude.” In addition, he explains that, when he finishes the job he is in, he will take a break to enjoy himself with his wife and his three children: India Rose10 years old, and the twins Sasha y TristanOf eight.