Alzheimer’s disease

 

Is exposure to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors related to Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted 11 May 2012 by Neil Davies

One of the hypotheses I have been investigating is whether a type of anti-hypertensive drug, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, may inadvertently cause some people to develop Alzheimer’s disease. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Patients diagnosed with dementia on average survive for 4 years. Alzheimer’s disease was first described in 1906, but scientists do not know exactly what causes the biological changes characteristic of the disease. We do know Alzheimer’s disease gets more common as people get older:... Read more