Published in Drug Week, April 14th, 2006
Hypertension (high blood pressure) may increase the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to background information in the article. Researchers have therefore begun to examine whether antihypertensive agents, medications prescribed to treat high blood pressure, could reduce the risk of AD. These drugs include diuretics, which cause the kidneys to excrete water and salt, and beta blockers, which results in slowing the heart rate, reducing the...
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