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May 12, 2005

Alzheimer's Progress: Statins and a Vaccine

Topics: Medicine

Researchers have followed up a hunch that Alzheimer's disease is linked with high cholesterol. Tests on Alzheimer's patients with Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, have found improvements in many of the patients. Other researchers are forging ahead on a potential Alzheimer's vaccine that showed some good effects on volunteers, along with some untoward side effects that included brain inflammation..

Posted by Hyscience at May 12, 2005 8:46 PM

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