Jun 5, 2013 1:44 PM by NBC News

Link found between Alzheimer's drugs, lower risk of death

Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also lower the risk for heart attack and death.

Swedish researchers studied more than 7,000 people with Alzheimer's.

They found those taking drugs like Aricept, Exelon, or Razadyne were a third less likely to die from any cause, compared to people not taking the drugs.

They also had a nearly 40% reduced risk for heart attack.

The researchers can't say the drugs caused these benefits, but they believe there is a link.



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