Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia
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(Karolinska Institutet) Millions of people around the world use acid suppressants called proton pump inhibitors for conditions like heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now report that how the long-term use of these drugs could increase the risk of developing dementia. Their results are published in the journal Alzheimer's&Dementia.
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Conclusions Our findings suggest that WC may represent a novel candidate for the treatment of memory and cognitive deficits in humans with dementia. Graphical abstract
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Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Drug Safety, Heartburn
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Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests.
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New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Heartburn
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WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 -- Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests. The study focused on widely used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drugs --...
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A new study has shed light on one of the long-term effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs are commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and peptic ulcers. PPIs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, and others) help reduce the amount of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of the stomach. Research published online on February 15 in JAMA Neurology showed that there may be an association between chronic use of PPIs and an increased risk of dementia. Experts compared prescription PPI intake and diagnosis of dementia among approximately 74,000 adults ages 75 a...
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By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
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