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New dementia trial for cheap angina drug

A new trial has been launched to find out if a cheap angina drug could prevent strokes which trigger dementia.

Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham will test isosorbide mononitrate to see whether it can stop lacunar strokes, caused by damage to blood vessels in the brain.

Researchers believe lacunar strokes could be an underlying cause of at least 40 per cent of dementias and they hope that preventing an attack will bring down the number of sufferers.

Read more on the Telegraph website.