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Antidepressant may slow Alzheimer’s disease

A widely used antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer’s brain plaques, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania shows. The findings, in mice and people, are published … Continue reading

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Statins may protect against telomere shortening and slow human aging

Statins not only extend life by lowering cholesterol level and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease: research suggests that they may extend lifespan as well. Specifically, statins may reduce the rate at which telomeres shorten, a key factor in the … Continue reading

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