Researchers have new developments in the fight against Alzheimer’s
Researchers have new developments in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
According to new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine, antidepressants may stop the formation of Alzheimer-related brain plaques.
The study found mice and adults who were given the antidepressant citalopram, sold under the brand name Celexa, experienced a significant drop in the production of a primary ingredient in brain plaques.
These plaques are a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease.
The researchers say it is too early to prescribe antidepressants for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, but their study shows this is a topic worth studying more.