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Study adds to evidence that statins reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:936
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A study from the Boston University School of Medicine shows that taking statins—usually prescribed to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes—was associated with a 79% reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

    Presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 54th annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, the as yet unpublished study confirms two previous studies that indicated a reduction in the risk of Alzheimer's disease, but this study is the largest of its kind in the …

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