Blood test to predict likelihood of disease years in the future - 06 January 2017

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A breakthrough simple blood test means doctors will be able to assess the likelihood of dementia, cardiovascular disease and a range of other conditions years before patients show any symptoms, reports the Telegraph UK. In a study carried out by Boston University, researchers learnt to recognise combinations of specific “biomarkers”, or chemicals found in the blood and found specific patterns associated with disease and disability-free aging, as well as patterns associated with the threat of several diseases. Read full article here.