US study shows Viagra users are 69 per cent less likely to develop Alzheimer's

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Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 5:51PM
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US study shows Viagra users are 69 per cent less likely to develop Alzheimer's

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 5:51PM

Could Viagra be a new tool to battle Alzheimer's Disease?

A US study looked at data from more than 16 hundred approved drugs.

They found users of the little blue pill were 69 per cent less likely to develop the form of dementia than non-users.

However, geriatrician Dr Phill Wood told Heather Du-Plessis Allan more research needs to be done around the findings.

“There is a need to move past the descriptive study. As exciting as it may be, it does sound a bit too good to be true though. So to get a double-blind, placebo-controlled high-quality study, it’s going to take quite a lot of work.”

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