Oct 19, 2020

Could cold water hold a clue to a dementia cure?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

“In a world first, a “cold-shock” protein has been found in the blood of regular winter swimmers at London’s Parliament Hill Lido.”

“The protein has been shown to slow the onset of dementia and even repair some of the damage it causes in mice.”

“Prof Giovanna Mallucci, who runs the UK Dementia Research Institute’s Centre at the University of Cambridge, says the discovery could point researchers towards new drug treatments which may help hold dementia at bay.”

Swimmers at a London lido aid understanding of what cold does to the body.

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