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Urine Test Predicts Alzheimer's Disease

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June 14, 2002
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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center
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A urine sample taken at the doctor's office can be the step in determining your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They have determined that a urine test can reliably detect free radical damage associated with people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – a recognized precursor to AD. The test detects isoprostanes, fatty acids that are formed as the result of free radical damage in the brain – damage that correlates with clinical diagnosis of AD.

(Philadelphia, PA) – A urine sample taken at the doctor's office can be the step in determining your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They have determined that a urine test can reliably detect free radical damage associated with people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – a recognized precursor to AD. The test detects isoprostanes, fatty acids that are formed as the result of free radical damage in the brain – damage that correlates with clinical diagnosis of AD.


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