Scientists at the US National Institutes of Health have discovered many common viral infections that may occur in the future brain diseases discovered a connection between The research results were published last week on Neuron.
The study shows that dozens of viral infections can affect our brain health, increasing the risk of certain brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. researchers, for 450 thousand peopleFinland and the UK came to these conclusions based on data from a project looking at the long-term health of residents.
Common infections such as the flu can affect brain diseases
Experts looked for possible links between viral infections leading to hospitalization and six neurodegenerative diseases. These diseases Alzheimer’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s It included common things like
Finnish data found 45 viral infections linked to an increased risk of neurodegenerative disease. Analyzes were also performed on UK data to check the results. Finally in both datasets in 22 types of viral infections Similar relationships were found.
Amongst them, flu (influenza), varicella zoster (virus that causes chickenpox) There were also widespread infections, such as Brain health can be compromised in some for up to 15 years, with the strongest link Alzheimer’s disease with encephalitis (brain inflammation) was also among the statements.
Of course, the study does not establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship between viral infection and brain diseases. Much more research is needed on this topic
This isn’t the first study to link viral infections to neurological disorders. Previous studies have produced similar results. Some have even shown that there may be a strong link between herpes viruses and Alzheimer’s disease.
However, like most studies, this one shows a connection viz an accurate and direct relationship between cause and effect not installed let me specify. Even if that happens, it’s important to remember that other factors will certainly affect your risk of brain disease. After all, all of us we have chickenpox once in our lives; however, only less than 1% of the population has MS. getting caught.
However, if such research continues, it will be necessary to develop treatments to avoid the ill effects of these infections. Experts underline that much work remains to be done on this subject.
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