Aspirin may reduce progress of Alzheimer's disease, says new study

The commonly used medicine aspirin, when used in low doses, may help slow down the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.

This is according to a study by the Society for Neuroscience that says one of the leading causes for the progress of the disease is the poor clearance of toxic amyloid beta from the hippocampus region of the brain.

Amyloid beta forms clumps called amyloid plaques. These damage the connections between nerve cells and are one of the major causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Activating the cellular machinery that is responsible for removing waste from the brain is being seen as a promising way to slow down the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a severe form of dementia that affects people aged 65 years and above.

The study also says aspirin is useful for pain relief and to treat cardiovascular diseases.

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