UT Dallas: Study uncovers effects of Alzheimer’s marker in middle-aged adults

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A new study from the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas has found that the amount of amyloid plaques in a person’s brain predicts the rate at which his or her cognition will decline in the next four years. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, used positron emission tomography (PET) scans to detect amyloid in 184 healthy middle-aged and older adults participating in the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study. (June 15, 2017)

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