Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer’s disease

Posted by on June 22, 2016 3:48 pm
Categories: health

A new study is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The study used mouse models to show that long-term suppression of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine — a target for anticholinergic drugs — results in dementia-like changes in the brain.

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