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Anxiety Drugs Linked With Alzheimer’s.

People who use anxiety drugs such as Valium and Xanax long-term may be raising their risk of Alzheimer's disease, French and Canadian researchers report. They found that elderly people who used drugs called benzodiazepines for three months or longer had a 43 percent to 51 percent higher risk of later developing Alzheimer's.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Studies with high-dose fish oil appear to indicate that anxiety may be related to neuroinflammation. Since Alzheimer’s is also neuroinflammatory disease, then using high-dose fish oil could be a two-fer for treating both simultaneously.

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