- A new study concludes that lithium exposure could reduce the risk of dementia in people over the age of 50.
- Previous studies have shown that lithium disrupts the production of proteins in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
- The retrospective cohort study also demonstrated that people with mental health conditions who were prescribed lithium had a lower risk of developing dementia.
Written by Hannah Flynn on March 28, 2022
Fact checked by Anna Guildford, Ph.D.
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