It’s an age old question: If you could see into your future, would you? For people who are concerned about whether or not they will get Alzheimer’s, a new blood test can purportedly detect Alzheimer’s disease in a person up to three years before the onset of symptoms. But would you want to know if the disease was impending?
While the test is currently only about 90 percent accurate, many researchers believe that knowing about Alzheimer’s disease earlier could help create more effective treatments for those who are at a high-risk for getting it. Researchers note that, “The pre-clinical state of the disease offers a window of opportunity for timely disease-modifying intervention.” So, would you want to know? Read more about the new Alzheimer’s detection test and decide for yourself.
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