Digesting the buzz over that new study showing a 33% increased risk.
Excellent breakdown. I hate that the media so often gets it wrong when they write about the results of recent studies.
Class III evidence is the key to really understanding this. I agree with Sue’s comment that the media’s writing about research results is often misleading. The use of the word “linked” in the title is quite inflammatory.
Bravo on this piece. Too often MSM articles are not written by scientists. While some media are better than others, always ask yourself, where's the science? While we do need follow ups with long term PPI usage, this paper was not it. We are still seriously looking at causation factors in dementia. This is a complicated area. There are some writers that I follow, Catherine Wu, Alan Dove and Helen Branswell are a few. Always keep a critical eye on it.
Bottom line, do not treat an article as medical advice.
I am now 84 years old and have been taking Nexium/Prilosec for over 25 years, one pill in the AM. I have not noticed any problems with dementia!
This posts rocks! A little skepticism, a little education, a little humor, a lot of scientific literacy, and hopefully a John’s Roast pork sandwich someday soon! Will forward this to some relatives who probably saw these headlines and got worried…
Seen this on H2RAs? https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/gerd/106396?xid=nl_mpt_morningbreak2023-09-20&eun=g2007433d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBreak_092023&utm_term=NL_Gen_Int_Daily_News_Update_active