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Statins can help prevent dementia

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1241
  1. Scott Gottleib
  1. New York

    The class of cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins, already widely used to prevent heart disease and stroke, may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, according to two new studies.

    In the first study, which used data from 368 medical practices in the United Kingdom, researchers compared data from 284 patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias …

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