Statins Could Fight Alzheimer's in T2D Patients

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For patients with type 2 diabetes, statin therapy may decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but not non-Alzheimer dementia. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, evaluated data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Patients with type 2 diabetes with regular statin use were followed up for up to eight years. Regular statin use in these patients was linked to a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease dementia, but not non-Alzheimer's dementia. Both types of statins atorvastatin and simvastatin were shown to have positive effects. 

Statins Could Fight Alzheimer's in T2D Patients
Statins Could Fight Alzheimer's in T2D Patients
They have discovered that statins, a family of drugs originally developed to lower cholesterol levels, can reduce the risk of dementia by as much as one-quarter. The discovery was made in the early 1970s by Akira Endo, a biochemist working for Tokyo-based Sankyo Company. Besides Sankyo, other ...

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