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Ulcer drug may boost brainpower

A drug once used to treat stomach ulcers may help to boost brainpower in old age, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh carried out tests on 22 men between the ages of 52 and 75.

Some of the men were given a drug called carbenoxolone and others were given a dummy drug. Writing in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, they said those on carbenoxolone had better memory and verbal skills after just six weeks.

Read the original article at: BBC News

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