Atorvastatin May Help with Alzheimer's Disease

JULY 01, 2004

A study of 63 individuals with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease found that they benefited from taking atorvastatin. Those taking the statin showed less decline on memory tests and brain function, compared with individuals who did not take the medication.

In 2000, the researchers reviewed 56,000 patient records in a database and discovered that patients on statins were 70% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, compared with those who were not. Also, more recently, similar studies have found a lower rate of Alzheimer's disease in patients taking statins.



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