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Researchers: Blood test can predict Alzheimer's

Mar 10, 2014, 1:49 AM EDT
A special matchday programme goes on sale in tribute to Norwich stalwart Duncan Forbes who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich and Stoke at Carrow Road on March 8, 2014 in Norwich, England.
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A blood test can accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to U.S. researchers. They showed that testing levels of 10 fats in the blood could predict - with 90% accuracy - the risk of the disease coming on in the next three years. Their findings, published in Nature Medicine, will now be tested in larger clinical trials.
Background:
Blood test can predict Alzheimer's, say researchers [BBC]
Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease [CNN]

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