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To avoid Alzheimer’s don’t wait for a miracle drug. Sleep, diet and exercise may do more

March 17, 2018

From the CNBC website

When drug giant Pfizer announced earlier this year it was exiting the neuroscience business, including the search for a drug to treat Alzheimer’s, doctors involved in the race to find a cure were caught off guard.

“I was surprised, because I knew they had interesting compounds in the pipeline,” said Dr. Jeff Cummings, director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. For Cummings, though, it was ultimately just one more addition to a long record he has maintained, documenting the failure of Alzheimer’s treatments. “It is another statement that development of drugs, particularly for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, has proven to be enormously difficult.”

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