Scientists have made a surprising finding.
Can the herpes virus to accelerate the development of senile dementia? This virus has a 90% of inhabitants of our planet, and the answer to this question depends very much.
The researchers suggested that herpes simplex virus increases the risk of developing dementia when it enters the brain and disrupts genes involved in this disease. The most common virus on Earth, there are many strains that cause different symptoms ranging from sores on the lip up typical rash in the genital area and chronic fatigue syndrome. In past years, several studies have found a link between strains of the herpes who have migrated to the brain and development of Alzheimer’s disease.
This theory is considered controversial, but now researchers from the center of Mount Sinai has discovered new evidence of the link between herpes viruses and senile dementia.
Initially, researchers engaged in the search for targets for treatment, but instead, they have surprisingly found that certain types of herpes affect the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. These scientists were not the first who identified this relationship. Previously, experts have also found antibodies against HSV-1 – form of herpes, which causes sores in the blood in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The theory of the relationship of herpes with senile dementia appeared in 2014, she nearly provoked a panic, because almost 90% of the inhabitants of our planet have this virus.
It is believed that it affects the work of the limbic system, which plays a key role in the formation of emotions, moods and instincts. But until recently, it was only a theory, not confirmed by evidence. Now, researchers have found that not only patients with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased level of two strains of the herpes virus, but the viral genes are actively destroying the human genes, which increases the risk of dementia.
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