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Jane’s Blog 44% Increase Risk Dementia / Alzheimer’s with Regular Use of Acid Reflux Medications

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Jane’s Blog 44% Increase Risk Dementia / Alzheimer’s with Regular Use of Acid Reflux Medications

A study reported in the February 15th, 2016 medical journal JAMA Neurology, older users of the popular Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) were 44% more likely to develop dementia when taken regularly than those who did not. A study published in the November 2019 European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggested the same. Six studies were included, which contained a total of 166,146 participants. The overall result demonstrated a significant increase in dementia risk with proton pump inhibitors use. Research published in the 2020 medical journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, from the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society in Sweden shows that...

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Jane's Blog Brain Health

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Jane's Blog Brain Health

Persistent memory and cognitive decline are becoming an ever-growing problem. The Alzheimer’s Association estimated 6.5 million (about 1 in 9) Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in 2022. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older and almost two-thirds are women. A new study was published Feb. 3, 2022 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association reports that the brains of a small sample of patients who died of COVID display some of the same molecular changes found in the brains of people...

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