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Benzodiazepines, Hypnotics Don’t Increase Alzheimer’s Pathology

Key clinical point: Benzodiazepines and hypnotics influenced neuronal loss in elderly brains.

Major finding: The drugs were not associated with Alzheimer’s pathology.

Study details: A postmortem substudy of 337 brains from patients in the U.K. Medical Research Council’s Cognitive Function and Ageing Study.

Disclosures: The presenting author reported no financial disclosures.


Fox C et al. AAIC 2019, Abstract 34017.