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Sugar molecule in blood can predict Alzheimer’s disease, suggests study

Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease requires reliable and cost-effective screening methods. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now discovered that a type of sugar molecule in blood is associated with the level of tau, a protein that plays a critical role in the development of severe dementia. The study, which is published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, can pave the way for a simple screening procedure able to predict onset ten years in advance.