Giant Study Finds Viagra Is Linked To Almost 70% Lower Risk Of Alzheimer’s

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A study suggests that those who take sildenafil, more commonly known as the erectile dysfunction medicine Viagra, are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease; a study of 7.2 million people suggests that those who take sildenafil were 70% less likely to develop the disease. Researchers also found that brain cells treated with sildenafil in vitro grew faster and had reduced tau accumulation. Sildenafil appears to affect both tau and another Alzheimer’s-related protein known as amyloid. Read full article here

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