Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Can Also Help Your Memory

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By Alabama News Network

Statin drugs taken to lower bad cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks may also help prevent dementia and memory loss.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins reviewed dozens of studies on statins, because cardiologists were concerned the drugs actually caused memory problems.

Researchers say the drugs pose no threat to short-term memory, and if a patient takes a statin for more than one year, their risk of dementia drops 29 percent.
 

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