Diabetes drug may help patients with Alzheimer's disease

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Diabetes drug may help patients with Alzheimer's disease. Ali Gorman, R.N. reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on January 3, 2017. (WPVI)

A drug originally designed to treat diabetes could have the potential to help people with Alzheimer's disease.

British researchers found that a triple receptor drug "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice.

They say it may be able to help humans in the future.

Alzheimer's experts say the results are encouraging, especially because there haven't been any new treatments for Alzheimer's in more than a decade.
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