Researchers behind Alzheimer's study: GLP-1 drugs show great promise

Armed with data from a phase II trial testing the efficiency of Novo Nordisk's liraglutide on Alzheimer's patients, scientists say the given drug class shows great promise for combating the disease – even though the market shows disappointment on Novo's behalf.
Photo: George Frey/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: George Frey/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
BY ELIZABETH MØNSTED JOHANSEN, TRANSLATED BY NIELSINE NIELSEN

Few ailments have frustrated medical science and the pharmaceutical industry for years on end in the way Alzheimer's has, as many have tried – and failed – to develop just one efficient treatment for the disease.

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