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Ibuprofen vs. Dementia


A major new study shows that long-term use of non-prescription ibuprofen (sold under such brand names as Advil, Motrin, etc.) reduces chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease by more than 40%.

The study, performed at the prestigious Boston University School of Medicine, looked at five years’ use of a variety of common pain-killers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, among some 50,000 patients aged 55 and over who had Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers compared those results with observations of 200,000 other individuals who did not have the disease.

Of all the NSAIDs, ibuprofen worked best. Ibuprofen is available in all food, drug and convenience stores without prescription.

The research was published in the journal Neurology.

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal disease that usually begins after age 60. The risk goes up as you get older. Your risk is also higher if a family member has had the disease.

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