Blood Test Predicts Course of Alzheimer's

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by

Plasma levels of sphingolipid compounds can predict progression of Alzheimer's disease, a small, early, observational study showed.Higher ratios of sphingomyelins to ceramide and of dihydrosphingomyelin to dihydroceramides predicted significantly slower clinical progression, Michelle M. Mielke, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues found. Mielke is now at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

MedPage Today, Crystal Phend, 10/4/11

Tags: Neurology

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