Researchers looked at data on more than 2,200 people ages 75 to 96 and found that those who regularly took common blood pressure drugs such as diuretics, angiotensin receptor blockers and ACE inhibitors were at least 50% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than nonusers. Among patients with signs of mild cognitive impairment, the use of diuretics was associated with a 50% reduced risk of Alzheimer's. The findings appeared in the journal Neurology.

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