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Antidepressant may slow Alzheimer's disease

A commonly prescribed antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer?s brain plaques, according to new research. The findings, in mice and people, support preliminary studies that evaluated a variety of antidepressants. Brain plaques are tied closely to memory problems and other cognitive impairments caused by Alzheimer's disease. Stopping plaque buildup may halt the disastrous mental decline caused by the disorder.
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