Weight-loss treatment prevents accumulation of lipid linked to cardiac mortality

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, University of Oxford and University of Copenhagen have shown that elevated levels of lipids known as ceramides can be associated with a ten-fold higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Treatment with liraglutide could keep the ceramide levels in check, compared with placebo. The results have been published in the […]

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Simple diagnostic tool predicts individual risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed an algorithm that combines data from a simple blood test and brief memory tests, to predict with great accuracy who will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future. The findings are published in Nature Medicine. Approximately 20-30% of patients with Alzheimer’s disease are wrongly diagnosed within specialist healthcare, […]

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