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Alzheimer's disease and aspirin use
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative brain disease that leads to dementia. It is often accompanied by small vessel disease because of arteriosclerosis.1 AD and atherothrombosis share some common pathogenetic mechanisms which include chronic inflammation.2 Although the exact mechanism underlying this effect is still unknown, some have suggested aspirin use for patients with AD because of its anti-inflammatory properties.3 Thus aspirin use in AD has been considered by some researchers as a potential therapy for delaying the progression of AD through slowing of the neuroinflammatory response.4 …
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