Watch Can Viagra Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease? News Video

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“An erectile dysfunction drug, also used to treat high blood pressure, has already shown promiseTrusted Source to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

“Now, new research adds to evidence finding this well-known drug might help reduce the risk of developing the degenerative condition.

““After searching [the] literature, we found multiple animal studies showing potential treatment effects of sildenafil in various AD preclinical models,” lead researcher Feixiong Cheng, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Genomic Medicine Institute, told Healthline.

“Cheng and team analyzed data from more than 7 million people to find sildenafil (Viagra) significantly reduced the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease.

“According to researchers, their findings, recently publishedTrusted Source in the journal Nature Aging, suggest it might soon be prescribed to fight dementia.”

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