Statin link to lower Alzheimer’s risk

In a breakthrough finding, simple cholesterol drugs could prove the key to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

An analysis of 400,000 Americans who took statins to lower cholesterol over a two-year period found that the higher their use, the less likely they were to develop Alzheimer’s over the next five years.

The study looked at people over 65 for a period of seven years and found that women has a 15 per cent lower incidence of the disease while for men, it was 12 per cent lower.


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