27 April 2009

Heavy NSAID use inked to higher dementia risk

Pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen may delay—not prevent—Alzheimer’s disease
American Academy of Neurology: 24 April 2009
A new study shows that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen do not prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but they may instead delay its onset. Conceivably, such delay could result in increased AD incidence in late old age.

These findings differ from those of other studies with younger cohorts. The relation of NSAID use and AD pathogenesis needs further investigation. > read media release : review by MedPage Today

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