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Study: Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Alzheimer’s

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ATLANTA (WAOK) – A new study says taking certain types of blood pressure medication could help people get significant relief from Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Officials with the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation in Ireland tell “NBC News” Alzheimer’s patients who were taking a type of drug called an ACE inhibitor ended up losing their memory and other thinking abilities at a rate between 20 and 30 percent slower than those not taking the blood pressure medication. Officials say such blood pressure medication is available generically and very inexpensive. The study’s authors would like to do further tests with a larger pool of people.

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