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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Nature Aging: We developed an endophenotype disease module-based methodology for Alzheimer's disease (AD) drug repurposing and identified sildenafil as a potential disease risk modifier. Based on retrospective case-control pharmacoepidemiologic analyses of insurance claims data for 7.23 million individuals, we found that sildenafil usage was significantly associated with a 69% reduced risk of AD (hazard ratio 0.31, 95% confidence interval 0.25-0.39, Pâ

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...Researchers found that using sildenafil was associated with a 69% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease when accounting for other factors like sex, race and age, according to an analysis of insurance claims data from over seven million people in the U.S.

The finding does not mean the drug is responsible for the reduced risk of Alzheimer's, the researchers cautioned, warning other factors could be responsible, including the possibility the drug is only prescribed to wealthy people who have lower chances of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-08 11:05 AM | Reply

So having a four hour ----- is healthy for the brain?

#2 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 12:01 PM | Reply

^
Not to worry. Incels have little to fear, (from this)

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-12-08 12:48 PM | Reply

So having a four hour ----- is healthy for the brain?
#2 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Women don't marry men for their brains.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 12:50 PM | Reply

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#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-08 11:19 PM | Reply

Correlation or Causality?

The research seems to be unsure on that aspect.

Is the drug that gives, let's say, the enthusiasm, a treatment for Alzheimer disease?

Or is the, let's say, the satisfaction, resulting from the aforementioned enthusiasm a treatment for Alzheimer disease.

It seems that more research may be needed.

{raising my hand] pick me, pick me....


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-09 12:12 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

I've read about people using small dose sildenafil to get larger muscle pumps in the gym, perhaps the circulatory system benefits from the drug have more off-label benefits.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-12-09 05:51 AM | Reply

"Study: Viagra Is Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's

Viagra might improve the user's memory but the sex will probably still be quite forgettable for their partner.

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-12-09 09:18 AM | Reply

All jokes aside, this could be very useful and promising considering what a disaster Aduhelm is.

Orrrrrr. It means that the price of Viagra will be quadrupled because freedom.

#9 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-12-09 09:24 AM | Reply

Sure it is.

These pharmas will look for any other way to market their same products even if it doesn't work well.

Propecia, which slows hair loss, actually started as a prostate drug. Hair growth was a side effect they discovered by accident so now they sell it as a hair loss drug. Problem is, it still affects your prostate. So they sell a hairloss drug that chemically neuters you.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-09 12:34 PM | Reply

THIS IS NOT SURPRISING. Before it was a ----- pill, it was used to treat hypertension. Untreated hypertension has been linked to dementia. If you treat hypertension, you also treat dementia.

#11 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2021-12-09 03:26 PM | Reply

So Viagra makes it harder -- to forget things?

#12 | Posted by jakester at 2021-12-09 05:18 PM | Reply

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