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How viruses like herpes could be triggering Alzheimer’s – here’s how to protect yourself

Last year, a review paper in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, concluded that poor oral health is associated with brain degeneration over time. Like herpes, Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteria have also been identified in amyloid plaques inside the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Tomas Welsh, research and medical director at the Rice Institute in Bath, …