This Test Can Tell If You’re Going to Get Alzheimer’s Disease

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In a breakthrough for Alzheimer’s research, scientists have created a blood test that can accurately predict whether someone will develop the degenerative disease.

The blood test can identify 10 types of lipids, or fats, that apparently precede Alzheimer’s disease by up to three years. The test –– likely to be inexpensive if it hits the market — could identify those at risk before they develop symptoms. It will be available in as little as two years.

The researchers, from the University of Rochester, Georgetown University and UC Irvine, believe this test can help people start treatment options at the beginning or onset of the disease, rather than years into the process Read more…

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