L-carnitine levels have clinical significance in non-APOE4 carriers with mild AD
As reported in the Journal of Alzheimers Disease, the CSF L-carnitine levels are decreased in patients with early Alzheimers disease (AD) who are non-APOE4 carriers. Further, the L-carnitine levels are correlated with Aβ42 and the MMSE score. It is suggested that L-carnitine supplementation may be beneficial in non-APOE4 carriers with mild AD.
Visceral adipose tissue predicts subclinical carotid atherosclerosis
As reported in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, ultrasound measurement of visceral adipose tissue, unlike the waist circumference, is associated with ultrasound-measured carotid intima-media thickness and an independent predictor of carotid plaques.
5-HT levels elevated in autism
As reported in European Neuropsychopharmacology, based on a meta-analysis of 22 studies, serotonin (5-HT) levels are significantly elevated in the whole blood of children with autism (OR = 4.6).