Protein Changes Detected in Blood Years Before Alzheimer’s Onset

The observation could pave the way for a blood test to predict disease progression in people with a genetic predisposition to developing the neurodegenerative disorder.

Levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain increase in the blood and spinal fluid of some Alzheimer’s patients 16 years before they develop symptoms, according to a study published today (January 21) in Nature Medicine.

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