Commonly Prescribed Statins Lower Alzheimer's Risk (image) University of Southern California Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers found the risk of Alzheimer's disease was reduced for Medicare beneficaries who were frequently prescribed statins. The risk reduction, measured by the hazard rate, varied by statin. Rates below 1 are statistically significant. Credit USC Schaeffer Center Usage Restrictions Please credit USC Schaeffer Center and JAMA Neurology Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.