Prolonged proton pump inhibitor use did not cause cognitive decline in middle-aged and older individuals, according to two studies from Denmark, Medpage Today reports.
Here's what you should know:
1. Study researchers examined 2,346 middle-aged individuals (median age of 57 years) over 10 years and 2,475 older individuals (median age of 75 years) over two years. In both instances researchers failed to find a statistically significant effect of long-term PPI exposure on cognitive function.
2. Researchers said they saw no instances of cognitive decline when comparing baseline scores to follow-up scores.
3. Researchers concluded the results were in line with another study that showed there was no link between PPI use and mild cognitive impairment.
4. Researchers did note their 2-year follow-up time could've been too short to recognize any long-term cognitive decline.