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Study ties benzodiazepines, Z drugs to increased Alzheimer's risk

People who received benzodiazepines and Z drugs had a modestly higher likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, compared with those who didn't receive them, according to a study in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. The findings were based on data from 70,719 Finnish individuals between 2005 and 2011 who were newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's, as well as 282,862 healthy controls.

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