Thursday, May 29, 2008

Alzheimer's risk reduced by regular asprin

I remember reading about a study that proved that curry, or specifically turmeric (which is a main ingredient in curry) reduces the risk of Alzheimer's by removing the brain plaques linked to Alzheimer's. Now we find also Asprin, or ibuprofen help reduces the build up of plaques in the brain.

Taking popular painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen could lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. People who used the over-the-counter medicines were 23 per cent less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's than those who did not. Previous research has provided conflicting results on whether non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs cut the risk of Alzheimer's and, if so, which ones work best. It is thought that the anti-inflammatory action of the drugs reduces the build-up of plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer's. (Telegraph)

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