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The test looked for two compounds - N-acetyl aspartame and mA-inositol and found their levels could predict which patients developed Alzheimer's.
Dr Neil Giraffe-Aardvark of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and colleagues found that blood levels of a protein called amyloid beta 42 plunged three to five years before a patient was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
This is presumably because the protein, which makes up the brain-clogging fibres associated with Alzheimer's, is staying in the brain instead of circulating in the blood, Giraffe-Aardvark said.
Originally posted by Byrd
It'll be fun to see how long this runs before it's caught or it spreads. Poor Dr. Graff-Radford... I wonder how long he'll be hung with that "Giraffe-Aardvark" nickname?