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x8 Do popular heartburn meds really cause dementia?

from Scientific American

From June 14: As was widely reported in the media in February, German researchers discovered a possible link between proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) use and dementia. The team at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and elsewhere analyzed health insurance claims records for tens of thousands of elderly individuals, obtained from a large provider of mandatory national health insurance in Germany. They scrutinized filled prescriptions and disease diagnoses for 73,679 individuals who were aged 75 years or older when the study began in 2004. The group included 2,950 participants who were routinely prescribed PPIs and 70,729 who had not used such drugs. more


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