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Could targeting a bacteria be solution against Alzheimer's Disease?

  • 1 February 2019
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Hello everyone,

I had recently shared in the thread on keeping our brains healthy a talk on Alzheimer's Disease I came across where Dr. Lisa Genova recommends keeping our brains active against developing Alzheimer's Disease.

I've also come across this article last week: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24132152-800-alzheimers-bacterial-link-reiterates-the-importance-of-our-microbiome/ where scientists show some bacteria found in our gums being linked to Alzheimer's Disease. They claim that targeting this bacteria could be the solution against Alzheimer's Disease. Here are more details on the study: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191814-we-may-finally-know-what-causes-alzheimers-and-how-to-stop-it/ .

What do you all think? Which is better to combat such horrible disease? One or the other or something else? I would love to hear your opinions. If you have any other articles relevant to Alzheimer's Disease or these links, please feel free to share and discuss too.

Thank you.

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Here is more on Alzheimer's & dementia: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/30/health/dementia-late-alzheimers-study/index.html : One more protein might be involved in these and hopefully understanding how that works might shed more light into solving the problem.

What do you all think?

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