A blood test to detect Alzheimer's Disease

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
It identified 10 blood fats, that signal when brain cells are starting to degenerate.

The test was able to correctly identify those with memory problems 90% of the time.

TEMPLE, TX (KCEN) - Promising news in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. A blood test may be able to predict if a person will develop the disease.

A team at Georgetown University Medical Center identified 10 blood fats, that signal when brain cells are starting to degenerate.

The researchers then compared the blood test results from 40 people diagnosed with mild cases of brain decline. They found the test was able to correctly identify those with memory problems 90 percent of the time.


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