A recent study out of Manchester shows that giving mice anti-inflammatory drugs reduced and in some cases reversed memory problems the mice were experiencing related to Alzheimer’s disease.
These findings confirm the general scientific theory that inflammation deals much of the damage in Alzheimer’s patients. The drug known as mefenamic acid but marketed as Ponstel significantly improved the memory of mice who had suffered memory loss due to Alzheimers. However, the Manchester University researchers say that they will have to conduct human trials of the drug to ensure that it achieves similar results.
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