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Anti-inflammatories don't slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7415.0-f (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0-f

QuestionCan treatment with selective COX-2 inhibitors or traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs slow cognitive decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease?

SynopsisObservational studies suggest that anti-inflammatory drugs have a protective effect in reducing the incidence of Alzheimer disease. To evaluate this more reliably with a prospective trial, a total of 351 participants …

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