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Ibuprofen cuts Alzheimer's risk

Long-term use of ibuprofen is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, a large US study suggests.

The analysis of more than 250,000 US veterans found patients who used ibuprofen for more than five years were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who did not. Some other NSAIDs, such as indomethacin, were also associated with a reduced risk of developing the condition, whereas others, such as celecoxib, were not.

Neurology 2008;70:1672-7


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