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Statins for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This Cochrane systematic review assesses the clinical efficacy and safety of statins for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia. No studies exist yet assessing role of statins in treatment of vascular dementia. Analysis of four studies concerning … Continue reading

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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Exposure to Statins in Early Old Age May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 7 February 2011]. Abstract This US prospective cohort study looked into whether statins (simvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and atorvastatin) reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and investigated the influence … Continue reading

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