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Aspirin may slow elderly brain decline

Posted by: Colleen Stoxen Updated: October 5, 2012 - 11:50 AM

An aspirin a day may slow brain decline in elderly women at high risk of cardiovascular disease, research finds.

Around 500 at risk women, between the ages of 70 to 92, were tracked for five years - their mental capacity was tested at the start and end of the study.

Those taking aspirin for the entire period saw their test scores fall much less than those who had not.

The Swedish study is reported in the journal BMJ Open.

Read more from BBC News.

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