Benzodiazepine use may raise risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A team of researchers from France and Canada linked benzodiazepine use to an increased risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, the greater a person’s cumulative dose of benzodiazepines, the higher his or her risk of Alzheimer’s.

 Harvard Article here:  http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/benzodiazepine-use-may-raise-risk-alzheimers-disease-201409107397

Canadian Study can be found here:  http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205