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Aspirin May Protect Brain as Well as Heart
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2012 2:51 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: Medpage Today) - Low-dose aspirin may help forestall cognitive decline in elderly women at high cardiovascular risk. While low-dose aspirin has demonstrated benefits in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, studies on aspirin's effects on cognition and dementia have had contradictory findings.

The mechanisms by which low-dose aspirin might confer benefits on cognition in the elderly are uncertain, but the drug's effects may relate to increasing blood flow to the brain through inhibition of platelet aggregation or by increasing the production of neuroprotective molecules known as docosanoids.


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