Blood Pressure Drugs Effective In Cutting Alzheimer’s Risk

July 28, 2008

According to a new study, blood pressure drugs are effective in cutting the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease...Boston (ChattahBox) – According to a new study, blood pressure drugs are effective in cutting the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was led by Prof. Benjamin Wolozin, and was carried out at the Boston University School of Medicine.

The study, which was presented at the annual Alzheimer’s conference in Chicago, found that a new class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), were effective in preventing Alzheimer’s.

The drugs were found to be able to actually slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, cutting the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 40% overall.

The hope is that these new blood pressure drugs could lead to better prevention of Alzheimer’s.


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