• Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

    7 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Novel blood-based biomarkers for dementia could identify disease at an early preclinical stage, serve as surrogate outcomes for clinical trials of investigational therapies and even identify future potential therapeutic targets.
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  • Periodontal disease may be risk factor for AMD

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Periodontal diseases are a possible additional risk factor for age-related macular degeneration; however, the link between the two remains unclear, according to a literature review published in The Permanente Journal.
    Recent studies have shown that AMD and periodontal diseases have been associated with similar biomarkers, said the authors.
    A study by Hong and colleagues found that people with high C-reactive protein levels have double the risk of developing advanced AMD. Kauppinen and colleagues found that proinflammatory cytokines interleukin -1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor can
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