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Statin Use Could Double Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis of health records of thousands of patients has found that the risk of type 2 diabetes was double or more in individuals taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication. Statins are medications that can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing heart attack and stroke risk. According to estimates, more than 25% of middle-aged adults make use… Read More »

New type of dementia identified

Millions of elderly people have a form of dementia that has been misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers. One expert called it the most important dementia finding in years. The condition, limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, or Late, shares similar symptoms to Alzheimer’s, but it is a distinct disease, the journal Brain reports. It may… Read More »