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Study: Organ-rejection drugs may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

from By Chelsea Adams

The calcineurin inhibitors that organ transplant patients take to prevent rejection may also work to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study examined the rate of Alzheimer's disease among 2,600 organ transplant patients. Results were compared with a 2014 national dataset from the Alzheimer's Association. Regardless of patients' age or which calcinerurin inhibitor they took, the organ recipients were far less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than the general public. more


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