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Researchers believe antidepressants could eliminate Alzheimer's

Antidepressants may stop the formation of Alzheimer-related brain plaques.        

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine found mice and adults who were given the antidepressant sold under the brand name ‘Celexa', experienced a significant drop in the production of amyloidal beta, the main problem in brain plaque, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer's.      

Researchers say it's too early to prescribe antidepressants to prevent Alzheimer's...but they do say it sure is an idea worth studying more.

This study was published in ‘Science Translational Medicine' , and was conducted at Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.

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