Nov 29, 2010

Report: Scottish scientists find diabetes drug can halt Alzheimer's

From a report at the link below:

A drug used to combat the effects of diabetes could hold the key to the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, according to Scottish scientists.

Researchers at Dundee University and a team of international collaborators have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, can help treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) and prevent it in healthy was a critical factor in the development of Alzheimer's, and that patients with diabetes had a higher risk of contracting the disease than those who were non-diabetic.

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