Setting the record straight on PPIs and dementia risk

Latest study likely to allay fears

Yet more research is casting doubt on the relationship between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and dementia, with the latest results likely to allay any remaining fears.

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In their study of almost 3500 over-65s, US researchers found no association between PPIs and dementia risk — even among those prescribed the drugs for a prolonged period.

Until now, many questions have remained about the effect of PPIs on cognition, the researchers note.

But their finding that the drugs were not associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease risk was consistent across a wide