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Your drugs might be causing dementia

Postby Leisher » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:28 am

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Your drugs might be causing dementia

Postby Vince » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:23 pm

or... the disorders (many of them disorders of the brain) that these drugs treat are linked to dementia? I read through this and it gave no indication that they had an unmedicated control group with the same disorders. This kind of stuff just pisses me off.

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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:04 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post or... the disorders (many of them disorders of the brain) that these drugs treat are linked to dementia? I read through this and it gave no indication that they had an unmedicated control group with the same disorders. This kind of stuff just pisses me off.

The article on this I read said "correlated," but that was in a science sub, not CNN.
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Your drugs might be causing dementia

Postby TheCatt » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:23 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post or... the disorders (many of them disorders of the brain) that these drugs treat are linked to dementia? I read through this and it gave no indication that they had an unmedicated control group with the same disorders. This kind of stuff just pisses me off.

Well, those types of studies are hard. But it does say this
"It also highlights which types of anticholinergic drugs have the strongest associations. This is important information for physicians to know when considering whether to prescribe these drugs," she said, adding "this is an observational study so no firm conclusions can be drawn about whether these anticholinergic drugs cause dementia."

Which is entirely reasonable.

It's just saying this is something to look into more.
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Your drugs might be causing dementia

Postby Vince » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:37 pm

TheCatt wrote:It's just saying this is something to look into more.

I absolutely agree with this. But someone is kind of hyping this. Not sure if it's the press because it makes for a better (scarier) story, or the scientists doing the study because they still want to fund further studies. But when the story itself says they don't recommend not taking these drugs, I'm not sure who this serves by publishing this? Other than scientists looking for more funding, I guess.

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Postby GORDON » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:52 pm

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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:52 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post I'm not sure who this serves by publishing this?

The study or the article?

I'm a fan of any knowledge being published and available, but I also see your point about this data being pretty marginal in usefulness. It's definitely worth being published in the science journal, to hopefully spur further studies. But much more marginal as popular news.
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Postby Vince » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:06 pm

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post
Vince wrote:Source of the post I'm not sure who this serves by publishing this?

The study or the article?

I'm a fan of any knowledge being published and available, but I also see your point about this data being pretty marginal in usefulness. It's definitely worth being published in the science journal, to hopefully spur further studies. But much more marginal as popular news.

This. Agree with all this. The CNN article only serves to get people that really need these drugs to function to freak out.


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