New research published recently suggests that Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 69%.
The study’s findings are so promising that the drug may someday be used to counter dementia.
A new team of experts is preparing to conduct another study that builds on this data but tests the generic version of Viagra — sildenafil — in patients suffering from early Alzheimer’s.
“Sildenafil, which has been shown to significantly improve cognition and memory in preclinical models, presented as the best drug candidate.
Another recent study uncovered another unlikely weapon in the fight against dementia: coffee.
The study sheds light on the mysterious disease, for which there is no cure as of now.
The popularity and ubiquitousness of coffee could make it a viable method of deferring the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. »