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Sugar molecule in blood can predict Alzheimer’s 10 years early: Study

Sugar molecule in blood can predict Alzheimer’s 10 years early: Study
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New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) A sugar molecule in blood can be used to develop a simple screening procedure which is able to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease 10 years in advance, a study has found.

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found that the sugar molecule called glycan is associated with the level of tau, a protein that plays a critical role in the development of severe dementia.

Glycans are sugar molecules found on the surface of proteins, the building blocks of life, and determine the location and function of these proteins in the body.


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