Statins Help Reduce Risk Of Developing Dementia, Memory Loss

July 29, 2008

A new study has shown that cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins manage to cut the risk of people developing dementia and memory loss.....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins manage to cut the risk of people developing dementia and memory loss.

The study focused on 1,500 Mexican Americans over a period of 5-years, with all of them being 60-years old or up.

As of right now, the most common risk factors linked to dementia and memory loss include education, smoking, diabetes, etc.

All of those who took part in the study were considered to be at risk for both dementia and memory loss.

Researchers combined all of the risk factors, and then looked at how statins impacted their risk.

They found that those who took statins managed to lower their risk of developing dementia and memory loss by up to 50%.

More research will need to be carried out to confirm why exactly statins are effective in this manner.

The study was published in the journal Neurology.


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