Aspirin, Ibuprofen Found To Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

May 29, 2008

A new study has shown that common over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease...Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that common over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Research was done by looking at six studies involving nearly 14,000 people, with 820 having Alzheimer’s in follow-ups.

Peter Zandi, the author of the study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore stated “Our results were consistent with previous findings of a reduced risk in aspirin users, and the large sample size enabled us to show that the risk reduction was apparent in those who used aspirin without other NSAIDs.”

Those who took these painkillers saw their risk of developing Alzheimer’s decrease by 23%. The belief is that these anti-inflammatory drugs reduce plaque build-up in the brain.

This helps by controlling the development of Alzheimer’s.

The study has been published in the journal Neuology.


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