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Health: Researchers reveal drugs that may increase dementia risk

 

                              Researchers reveal drugs that may increase dementia risk


                              Researchers reveal drugs that may increase dementia risk


A new study has found that a group of anticholinergic drugs, commonly prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy and depression, may increase the risks of dementia in order patients. The research was in JAMA Internal Medicine on June 24, 2019.

                Generally, anticholinergic drugs are administered for a variety of health conditions including gastrointestinal disorders, asthma, overactive bladder, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and motion sickness. It also serve as a muscle relaxants used together with anaesthesia during surgery because it helps regulate patients heartbeat.

                                Researchers from the University of Nottingham conducted a case-control study 0f 58/769 patients diagnosed with the condition. The cohort comprises participants between the age of 55 and older during the study period, which lasted for a duration of 12 years (January 31, 2016).

To be continued...

 

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