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Brain ferritin iron as a risk factor for age at onset in neurodegenerative diseases.

Brain ferritin iron as a risk factor for age at onset in neurodegenerative diseases.

Brain iron increases with age and is abnormally elevated early in the disease process in several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease. MRI can be used to measure brain ferritin iron to target high-risk populations prior to symptom onset.

Annals New York Academy of Sciences 2004 Mar;1012:224-36.

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