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Posted by sprague on May 10, 2005

Anti-cholesterol drug may ward off Alzheimer’s – Yahoo! News

The year-long study concluded that prescribing 80 milligrams of Lipitor daily to patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s “may have a positive effect on the progressive deterioration of cognitive function and behavior” compared to patients taking a placebo, lead author Larry Sparks wrote.

Previous animal research has suggested high blood cholesterol levels play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s, which is identified after death by the tangled plaques that form in victims’ brains, the report said.

But note that the study was funded by Pfizer.

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