Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s disease

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A recent study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, that studies how a simple blood test can predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin.

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital chief medical officer Dr. Michael Plopper stopped by Good Mornign San Diego to explain how this study will impact clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease as well as potential treatments for the condition, which affects 5.7 million Americans.

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Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital Clinical Research Center is enrolling for Alzheimer’s disease studies now. Visit to learn more about how to enroll you or a loved one in one of these studies.

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