Medical News Summary: Blood pressure lowering drugs may be effective against mental deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients


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About: Blood pressure lowering drugs may be effective against mental deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients
Date: 17 October 2004
Source: Indystar
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Indystar): A small study indicates the mental deterioration in Alzheimer sufferers may be reduced by standard blood pressure-lowering drugs. The long term use of ACE inhibitors significantly slowed cognitive and memory loss in older Alzheimer’s sufferers. The study however, needs to cement its findings through a larger study.
URL: http://www.indystar.com/articles/1/186981-1161-052.html
Related Disease Topics: Alzheimer, High blood pressure
Related Symptom Topics: Cognitive loss, memory loss

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