Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Inflammation and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease has been associated with inflammation and some studies have suggested that taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs) could help to prevent its development. Researchers at the University of Washington and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs in Seattle studied 2,736 people who had an average age of 75 and no signs of dementia at the start of the study. Over the 12-year course of the study the risk of developing Alzheimer's among heavy NSAID users was actually 66% higher than among people with little or no NSAID use.

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