"For the first time, a test that detects 10 types of lipids, or fats, circulating in a person's blood has been shown to predict accurately whether he or she will develop the memory loss and mental decline of Alzheimer's disease over the next two to three years," Melissa Healy writes at the Los Angeles Times.
The question, of course, is: How accurately?
And how soon will it be ready? Healy writes--we're still in the lede here--that "a screening test based on the findings could be available in as little as two years."
I'm not a betting man, but if I were, I'd take all comers: If you think this will be available in two years, slap your cash on the barrel, pal.
It's not until her seventh graf that Healy reports that the test could "sort the...