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Certain Combinations of Cardiovascular Drugs May Reduce Dementia Risk

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Specific combinations of statins and antihypertensives may also reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new USC study of nearly 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

The findings suggest that treatments already in use for blood pressure and cholesterol control could reduce the number of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, researchers said.

The study was published in PLOS One.

“Our research found dementia risk may be reduced with a specific combination of drug treatments for vascular health,” said lead author Julie Zissimopoulos, director of the Aging and Cognition program at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer ...