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Experimental treatment prevents Alzheimer’s-associated weight gain in mice

Treatment with a bile acid derivative known as TUDCA (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) can mitigate metabolic abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s disease, such as alterations in food intake and body weight, improving the patient’s quality of life, according to the findings of a study conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.