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ACE Inhibitors May Slow Dementia

Bloomberg News reports that patients taking ACE inhibitors “had lower rates of deterioration caused by certain types of dementia, according to researchers who reviewed Canadian hospital records.” The study examined “361 dementia patients at two memory clinics in Ontario” and found that “those who were taking ACE inhibitors showed a smaller drop in their score on a test measuring cognitive ability than those who weren’t on the drugs.” The dementia-suppressing effects could be the result of the ACE inhibitors fighting “swelling in brain tissue or improving blood flow to the brain.”

Read the article published by Bloomberg News.

Read the study in BMJ.