Herpes Virus Increases Alzheimer’s Risk, but Antivirals May Be Effective Therapy, Review Study Reports

Herpes Virus Increases Alzheimer’s Risk, but Antivirals May Be Effective Therapy, Review Study Reports
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) may be linked to Alzheimer’s development, and antiviral therapies lower the risk of senile dementia in patients with severe herpes infections, according to a review study. The research, “Corroboration of a Major Role for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 in Alzheimer’s Disease,” appeared in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Increasing evidence has supported the concept that HSV1, found in most people by age 70, is a major risk for Alzheimer’s development.
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2 comments

  1. Gary Richards says:

    I’ve wondered about the connection to a virus like HSV1 that stays in your system forever. Wouldn’t it now be prudent to develop a vaccine as we have done for HPV

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