Thursday, January 4, 2007

Blood Pressure Drug May Offset Alzheimer's


The drug, valsartin (Diovan), is widely prescribed to treat high blood pressure in elderly patients and was identified as being effective in preventing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain.


This article discusses the possibility that drugs currently being used to counter hypertension may help prevent cognitive decline. To read the article in its entirety follow the link, Blood Pressure Drug May Offset Alzheimer's Complication.