HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Statin drugs may lower risk of Alzheimers

DENVER, CO Taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimers disease, according to research presented during the American Academy of Neurologys 54th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., April 13-20, 2002.

The study found that taking statins was associated with a 79-percent reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimers disease, according to the studys lead author, neurologist and epidemiologist Robert C. Green, MD, MPH, of Boston University School of Medicine.

This study confirms and extends previous reports and is the largest study on this topic in the U.S., Green said. It is also the first to include a large number of African-American families.

Researchers studied 2,581 people from more than 800 families, enrolled over six years at 15 medical centers. They examined risk factors and medication history in 912 people with probable or definite Alzheimers disease and 1,669 of their family members who did not have dementia. The results were adjusted for age, sex, education, and history of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The relationship between statins and risk of Alzheimers was no different for people with the gene variant associated with an increased risk of Alzheimers, apolipoprotein E ?4, or apoE-?4. The relationship between statins and Alzheimers was also the same for whites as it was for African Americans, who have a higher risk of developing the disease.

Statins lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by blocking the production of a liver enzyme used by the body to make cholesterol. In this study, cholesterol-lowering drugs other than statins were not associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimers. There was also no difference between the use of natural and synthetic statins.


'"/>

Contact: Cheryl Alementi
calementi@aan.com
651-695-2737
American Academy of Neurology
16-Apr-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Statins effective in long term, Nordic study suggests
2. Statins show early promise for treating multiple sclerosis
3. Statins and aspirin may protect against severe vision loss in elderly
4. Statins could reduce stroke risk by a third
5. Statin drugs may help patients with heart valve disease avoid surgery
6. Statin drugs lower heart disease risk in postmenopausal women
7. Statin drugs may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy
8. Statins may inhibit calcium growth on aortic valve in the elderly
9. People Who Are Diabetic And Glucose Intolerant Can Benefit From "Statin" Drug Therapy, Even If Cholesterol Levels Are Normal
10. International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
11. Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Statin drugs may lower risk Alzheimers

(Date:7/22/2014)... A Florida woman has filed a ... the death of her husband was the result of ... Liebhard LLP reports. According to her complaint, which was ... Southern District of Florida on June 23rd, the decedent ... subdural hemorrhage the following June. Despite emergency treatment, his ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014) The American Society of Hematology ... University of California Los Angeles with the 2014 ... iron homeostasis, including the discovery of the iron-regulatory hormone ... This award, named after the Nobel Prize Laureate and ... research achievements in hematology that have represented a paradigm ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... you,re a member of the Clean Plate Club you ... you,re not alone! A new Cornell University study shows ... she puts on his or her plate. "If ... stomach," says Brian Wansink Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, ... Cornell Food and Brand Lab. , Wansink and co-author Katherine ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014) -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will ... Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, to Kanti ... Jewish (LIJ) School of Medicine for his 50-year career ... and mentoring, and exceptional patient care. , The ... is bestowed on an individual who has been a ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 SIMpalm, ... updated payment app for Forte Payment System. Forte Mobile ... ACH payments on iPhone, iPod and iPad. The ... been recently updated by SIMpalm. This update was for ... currently supported on iOS 4.3 and is available to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 2Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 2Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 4Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 2Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 3
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 BiologicTx ® today announced ... 3-way Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx,s proprietary ... July 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located at ... Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) is ... for kidney transplant with one another due to incompatible ...
(Date:7/22/2014)...  A central New York ... Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from ... Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching ... from a Syracuse architectural hardware company, suffered from ... medications, an implantable defibrillator and a pacemaker. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO ) today ... patients in its ongoing Phase 2 trial (Study 202) ... revised clinical protocol agreed to with the FDA in ... proprietary recombinant human hyaluronidase under development for the systemic ... "Our diligent effort to rapidly re-initiate patient enrollment and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 2BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 3'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart 2'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart 3Halozyme Resumes Patient Enrollment And Dosing In PEGPH20 Clinical Program In Pancreatic Cancer 2Halozyme Resumes Patient Enrollment And Dosing In PEGPH20 Clinical Program In Pancreatic Cancer 3
Cached News: