A common household drug could be more powerful than we previously thought. Doctors have long prescribed aspirin for heart attack and stroke prevention. Now, a medical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health is raising hopes that aspirin might also delay the onset of dementia. The theory is that inflammation in various parts of the body such as the ears, eyes and brain can trigger dementia. Because of its general anti-inflammatory effect, researchers hypothesize that aspirin may suppress the type of inflammation believed to cause dementia. Results of the study won’t be known until 2018, but this is another positive sign in the fight against a disease that robs so many people of their golden years.
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