Diabetes drug reduces Alzheimer's risk, study suggests

July 14, 2014 3:29 PM

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A large German database research is the latest clinical test to propose that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes can cut Alzheimer's risk, though conclusive evidence from a formal test could be 5 years away.

Previous researches have indicated that animals and people given the widely used drug for type 2 diabetes named pioglitazone, were less likely to develop Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

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