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Can Aspirin Cure Alzheimer's Disease? Study Suggests Drug May Reduce Amyloid Plaques In Dementia Patients

Tuesday 03/July/2018 - 10:36 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Taking low doses of aspirin daily may help reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease and protect the memory، findings of a new study suggest، as the Technical Times said.
In a new study published in the July issue of The Journal of Neuroscience، Kalipada Pahan، from Rush Medical College، and colleagues showed that aspirin intake can decrease the plaques in the brain، which are associated with dementia and memory loss.

Alzheimer's disease، the most common form of dementia، affects about a tenth of older Americans. The Alzheimer's Association reported in March that Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia will cost Americans $277 billion this year.
No cure is currently available to reverse the condition. Existing medications only provide limited symptomatic relief but researchers suggest that certain lifestyle such as getting enough sleep and exercise can help prevent the development of this neurological disease.
The exact cause of the disease progressions is not known. However، poor disposal of the toxic protein amyloid beta in the brain is one of the leading mechanisms behind dementia and memory loss.
Amyloid beta forms clumps of amyloid plaques that can damage the connections between the nerve cells. These amyloid plaques are also one of the major signs of Alzheimer's disease.


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