Heartburn Drug Alert

Indigestion cures can dramatically increase the risk of dementia

The  drugs – lansoprazole and omeprazole known as PPIs – can trigger a B12 vitamin deficiency which, says Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research Uk, is associated with cognitive decline and memory loss.

Eight million prescriptions are written every year in Britain.

The research by Kaiser Permanente in California, is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

Dr Douglas Corley said: “Patients who took PPIs for more than two years had a 65% increase in there risk of B12 deficiency.

It looks like the medical profession and their partnership with drug companies provide cures and treatments that will always give you a nasty kick back with prolonged usage.

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