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Jun 3, 2019

Brush your teeth—postpone Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer´s or not.

“We discovered DNA-based proof that the causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen (UiB).

The bacteria produces a protein that destroys in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer´s.

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