Levels of Key Brain Antioxidant Linked to Alzheimer’s Can Be Monitored in Patients, Study Says

Levels of Key Brain Antioxidant Linked to Alzheimer’s Can Be Monitored in Patients, Study Says
A study has identified two forms of glutathione (GSH) — an important antioxidant that protects the brain from harmful free radicals — in the brains of living people using a non-invasive technique. It also found one form of GSH at levels significantly lower than usual in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Its non-invasive technique was based on magnetic resonance spectroscopy — an ionizing-radiation-free technique that allows the study of metabolic changes in the brain — and may serve as an important diagnostic tool. The study, “A Multi-Center Study on Human Brain Glu
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