A study in Neurobiology of Disease showed that ursodeoxycholic acid enables treatment of frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease in fruit flies and rat neurons, but the drug didn't correct underlying deficiencies. The findings suggest that ursodeoxycholic acid "is neuroprotective but not a cure," said researcher Ryan West, Ph.D.
Ursodeoxycholic acid may be beneficial in dementia
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