It may be possible to predict risk for dementia based on biomarkers in blood samples.

Small molecules called metabolites in blood samples reveal risk for developing dementia.

Metabolite molecules can be modified through diet and drugs.

But it's unknown if they play a causal role in dementia or are just indicators of the developing condition.

Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia in the United States.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/03/06/Patient-blood-samples-reveal-...

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