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Hitherto, two clinical prospective trials have been performed. In a doubleblind, placebo-controlled randomized trial, 44 patients with AD were studied for the possible effect of simvastatin treatment. Both clinical and biochemical measures were investigated. 126 In a second study, 19 patients with AD were treated in an open trial with 20 mg simvastatin for 12 weeks. 001), but the CSF levels of tau, phospho-tau, and Aβ42 and the plasma levels of Ap were unchanged. 05). 127 However, since both these studies followed patients who already had AD, and for a rather short time period, future studies must follow AD patients for a longer time, and initiate treatment at an early stage or even before the manifestations of the disease.
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