Saliva Test Finds Higher Levels Of Six Compounds In People Who Later Developed Alzheimer’s

The Washington Post (7/20, Kunkle) reports that saliva “may just reveal” whether someone is likely to develop Alzheimer’s. In a study presented yesterday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers suggested that “analyzing certain chemical compounds in saliva could provide a cheap, noninvasive way to learn whether the brain has begun to undergo the changes that culminate in loss of memory and cognitive function.”

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— “Saliva seen as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease,” Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, July 19, 2015.

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