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Are Statins A Key To Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Regular use of statins is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer's, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Neurology on Monday. Statins are a class of drugs used to reduce low-density lipoprotein, LDL cholesterol, within the body. The drug works by inhibiting the enzyme involved in the body's ability to produce LDL cholesterol.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There is a big difference between an observational study and an intervention study.  It was shown many years ago that anti-inflammatory drugs have an even greater risk reduction for Alzheimer’s than the statins mentioned in this study.  However, interventional drugs have shown no benefits.  I suspect one will see the same with statins.

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