American scientists came to the conclusion that the problems arising in the oral cavity can provoke incurable at the present time Alzheimer’s disease. The results of the study, to establish such a connection, published in the journal PLOSONE.
The authors of this work were scientists from the University of Illinois in Chicago. They found that prolonged exposure to bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes the process of degeneration of brain neurons in mice are identical to the manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.
Speech, in particular, bacteria Porphyromonasgingivalis, which develops periodontitis. Once the experimenters were infected with these bacteria of mice, in the brain of animals began to accumulate beta-amyloid – a protein that is the main constituent of amyloid plaques, “polluting” the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. Mice with these bacteria showed a more severe inflammation of the brain and fewer intact neurons. These changes in the brain of rodents has occurred over 22 weeks.
The data obtained, according to scientists, is a wonderful proof of how important oral hygiene. It involves the development of diseases not directly related to the oral cavity. The researchers emphasize: the spread of microorganisms from the mouth to the brain is facilitated by their proximity.
“Understanding of causality and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease is crucial for developing treatments, because more than 95% of cases it is generally unknown causes and mechanisms,” was the opinion of the authors of the project.
Earlier Magicforum wrote that meat eating may provoke the development of a dangerous mental illness.