Dr. Bertelson Talks About Recent Alzheimer’s Research

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A recent study claims that the salicylic acid in aspirin could help stop the cell death that cause Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

While the research sounds promising and aspirin has been shown to reduce stroke risk, Ascension Seton neurologist Dr. John Bertelson says it’s too soon to say that aspirin could cure Alzheimer’s but the findings are interesting.

“It suggested that aspirin might bind to a chemical that, if you can prevent that chemical from getting into the cell, it might at least prevent that chemical from causing or contributing to the death of that cell,” Dr. Bertelson said.

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