Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Infections lead to chronic disease, maybe Alzheimer's

Washing your hands is probably one of the best things you can do for your health. It's one of the simplest things to do and often overlooked. How many of you wash your hands before eating?
Bacterial and viral infections can lead to a long list of chronic illnesses, maybe even to Alzheimer's Disease.

ScienceDaily reported on May 25, 2008: "A number of chronic diseases are in fact caused by one or more infectious agents. For example, stomach ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori, chronic lung disease in newborns and chronic asthma in adults are both caused by Mycoplasmas and Chlamydia pneumonia, while some other pathogens have been associated with atherosclerosis. The realization that pathogens can produce slowly progressive chronic diseases has opened new lines of research into Alzheimer's disease."

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