• Researchers at Kings College London and the Medical Research Council have found that a protein which can be detected in the blood is significantly lower in people who go on to develop Mild Cognitive Impairment, a disorder which often leads to dementia.
  • They made the discovery after taking samples from 100 sets of twins then following their progress over 10 years. As the protein declined, so did their mental abilities.
  • Although there is currently no medication for treating or preventing dementia, researchers are hopeful that one day there will be, and an early test could stop the development of the condition.

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