Statins not factor in Alzheimer's prevention, researcher says

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There is "no relation between statin use and Alzheimer's," says the author of a recent medical center study on statins and Alzheimer's.

Some recent reports have claimed that statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) have a positive effect in protection against the disease. Nearly 1,000 dementia-free members of the Catholic clergy participated in the 12-year study, which is featured in Wednesday's edition of the American Academy of Neurology.

"The study also found no association between taking statins and a slower cognitive decline among older people," said author Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS, associate professor of the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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