Blood test could predict Alzheimer's 16 years before symptoms begin: Study

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A simple blood test may be able to predict if a person will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin, a new study has discovered.

A new study could provide hope for future Alzheimer's patients.

Researchers have discovered that a simple blood test could predict if a person will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin.

The study focuses on a certain protein in the blood. Scientists believe any rise in levels of that protein could be an early sign of Alzheimer's.

The findings could help doctors find more effective treatments.
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