Study: Brush Teeth Twice A Day To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Away
rushing your teeth twice a day will do more than just clean your teeth, it may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds.
Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway say that the bacteria that causes the gum disease gingivitis — P. gingivalis — was found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and is believed to significantly raise one’s odds of developing the condition. Enzymes produced by the bacteria, known as gingipains, destroy nerve cells in the brain and cause memory loss, before turning into Alzheimer’s, the authors say.
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