Major Cause of Alzheimer’s Discovered?

Human brain
Gum disease linked to Alzheimer’s
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The past few decades have not produced a new, successful  pharmacological prevention, treatment, or cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Addressing amyloid and tau protein buildup has only resulted in failed clinical trials.

The inability to identify the cause, or more likely causes of this disease, is the underlying issue.

In this article from NewScientist, the author makes a compelling case to further pursue the hypothesis that the bacterium involved in gum disease may be responsible for Alzheimer’s in some people.

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