Carmel, CA Statins Shown To Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer's Diseaseby Richard Kuehn on 03/18/17
It’s depressing to hear from your physician that you need to go on statins in order to reduce your cholesterol but it has been found that there are added benefits above and beyond lowering your blood pressure by going on statins. Researchers analyzed the Medicare records of nearly 400K beneficiaries and found that the Alzheimer’s risk was 15% lower for women and 12% lower for men who used statins daily, compared with those who used them less often or started them later in the five year study period. There were also differences found between different statins in the study, which was published in the journal JAMA Neurology (online version 12/12/16). Some lowered the risk in all races while others effected only white women.