Thursday, May 15, 2008

Anti-inflammatories and Alzheimer's

Some scientists think that inflammatory processes may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease. This has raised hopes that anti-inflammatory drugs may help to prevent the development of the condition. A study of 2,117 people who were all over the age of 70 and who all had a family history of Alzheimer's disease divided them up into three groups. Two of the groups took anti-inflammatory drugs - celecoxib and naproxen - while the third group took a placebo. At the end of the 30-month trial the study found that the anti-inflammatories had no effect on cognitive function while naproxen may have had a detrimental effect.

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