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A new study from has found that people who develop cancer appear to have a significantly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease—especially those who were treated using chemotherapy.

The findings of the study have generated a buzz among scientists researching about Alzheimer’s disease for possible new approaches to fighting the disease which currently has no cure.

The findings of the study suggest that chemotherapy may be beneficial as an Alzheimer’s treatment.

Other apparently “protective” cancers include those of the pancreas, a 44 percent reduced risk, esophagus, 33 percent, leukemia, 31 percent, lung, 25 percent, and kidney, 22 percent.

Results from the study have not been published in a medical journal, meaning they have not undergone independent review by scientists not involved in the research.

The researchers have found that certain cancers apparently conferred no reduced Alzheimer’s risk, including melanoma (a cancer of the skin), prostate, and colorectal cancers. Breast cancer was not studied because there were too few cases in the database the researchers analyzed of nearly 3.5 million veterans, 98 percent of them men, who received care between 1996 and 2011.

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