PPIs Increase Risk Of Dementia In Older Patients, Study Says

(March 2, 2016, 12:20 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — A study published Feb. 15 by JAMA Neurology says avoiding the use of proton pump inhibitor drugs may prevent dementia (“Association of Proton Pump Inhibitors With Risk of Dementia,” Willy Gomm, Ph.D., et al., JAMA Neurology, Feb. 15, 2016, published online).

In a prospective cohort study using observation data from German health insurance records of 73,679 patients 75 years of age and older who took Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Nexium or Achiphex, researchers say those getting regular doses of the proton pump inhibitor drugs (PPIs)...
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