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Cholinesterase Inhibitors May Prevent Heart Attacks

A new study shows that cholinesterase inhibitors, a common Alzheimer’s drug, may be able to prevent heart-attacks and premature death, according to The New York Times. After reviewing the records of 7,073 Alzheimer’s patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors, Swedish researchers determined that after 17 months only 831 had had a heart attack or died. After adjustments for factors like sex, age, and medical history, the study showed that these drugs coincided with a 35 percent reduction in both the rate of heart attack and rate of death.

Read it in The New York Times.

Read the study in The European Heart Journal.