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Over-the-counter pills could raise risk of Alzheimer’s: Study

Some over-the-counter hay fever pills and sleeping aids could raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a US study has found. Sleep remedy Nytol, anti-allergy meds Benadryl and Piriton, and some older antidepressants are among the products associated with an increased risk of the dementia disease, researchers found, the Daily Mail reported.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The reason you take anti-allergy drugs is to reduce excess inflammation caused by allergens.  You can significantly reduce their use by following an anti-inflammatory diet supplemented with EPA and DHA, which will give your brain great benefits in the process.

 

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