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Do Statin Drugs Cause Memory Loss?

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Some of the studies showing that the drugs improve memory have been done in mice. For example, the statin drug simvastatin (Zocor®) fully restored short- and long-term memory in adult mice in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This same effect wasn’t seen in aged mice. The statins appeared to normalize genes related to learning and memory, and had beneficial effects on neurons.1

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