Statins not factor in Alzheimer's prevention, researcher says

Share this article:

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.

Share this article:

More in News

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause ...

What may appear to be minor administrative problems in a nursing home - a fax machine locked away at night or no one designated to copy paperwork - can cause ...

Long-term care facilities approach 80% worker flu vaccination rate after handing power ...

Fourteen long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania dramatically increased their staff flu vaccination rate by having a regional pharmacy take over the process, according to a report issued Thursday by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHQR).

RACs were 'most improved' healthcare auditors for getting back money in 2013, ...

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors dramatically stepped up their overpayment recoveries last year, returning nearly $487 million more to the government than they did in 2012, according to a new report from a federal watchdog agency.