Researchers link fat in blood to Alzheimer's risk

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by Kens 5 staff

khou.com

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:54 AM

A certain kind of fat in the blood may increase the risk of Alzheimer's.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic linked the fatty compound ceramide to the disease.

They found seniors with the highest levels in their blood were 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's.

Doctors say larger studies will determine if ceramide can one day help diagnose the disease.

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