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Study shows blood pressure drug may help with Alzheimer's


NEW YORK A drug normally used to lower blood pressure may also help with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine.

The researchers looked at government data and found that people who used angiotensin receptor blockers were 35 to 40 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people who didn’t use ARBs. In addition, people with Alzheimer’s disease taking the drugs were 45 percent less likely to develop delirium, need to move into nursing homes or die.

The researchers presented their results at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago Sunday.

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