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Common blood pressure drug does not slow down the progression of more advanced Alzheimer’s, study finds

New research led by the University of Bristol, has shown the drug losartan, normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), is not effective in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment.  However, the drug could still be of benefit if prescribed for longer and if given to people with very early disease.  The findings are from the phase 2 multi-center clinical trial known as RADAR ((Reducing pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease through Angiotensin taRgeting).