AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
NSAIDs may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, rather than reducing the risk of it developing, a US study suggests.
Researchers followed 2,736 men and women aged over 65 for 12 years, recording their use of NSAIDs and whether or not they developed dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
A total of 458 participants were heavy users of NSAIDs, defined as those taking more than 500 standard daily doses over two years.
Such heavy use of NSAIDs was associated with a 66 per cent increased risk of developing dementia and a 57 per cent increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, the researchers found.
Previous studies have suggested that the incidence of …