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Hormone therapy may boost brain function for people with Down’s syndrome, study finds – The Guardian

Saturday, 3 September, 2022

Hormone therapy may boost brain function for people with Down’s syndrome, study finds – The Guardian

People with Down’s syndrome experience cognitive decline starting in their 30s. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

 
Regular doses of a hormone may help to boost cognitive skills in people with Down’s syndrome, a pilot study has suggested.

Researchers fitted seven men who have Down’s syndrome with a pump that provided a dose of GnRH, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone, every two hours for six months.

Six out of the seven men showed moderate cognitive improvements after the treatment, including in attention and being able to understand instructions, compared with a control group who were not given the hormone.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/01/hormone-therapy-may-boost-brain-function-for-people-with-downs-syndrome-study-finds

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