Low Dopamine Levels May Mean Increased Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

Low Dopamine Levels May Mean Increased Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

A new study using highly sensitive MRIs found that dopamine levels may provide doctors with more clues to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease earlier than is currently possible. In the recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers looked at a dopamine-rich area of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and how it’s linked to other parts of the brain. They wanted to see if they could piece together the puzzle of how to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease earlier, by examining the VTA and its interactions with other areas of the brain. The study was led by Annalena Venneri,...

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