6 on Health: New evidence suggests herpes may play role in who develops Alzheimer's

6 on Health: New evidence suggests herpes may play role in who develops Alzheimer's

Despite years of research, doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or the best way to treat it, but they have new evidence to suggest a common virus may play a role in who develops the condition.

Researchers say two strands of herpes may contribute to the progression of the disease that robs people of their memories and cognitive abilities.

However, they say, not everyone with herpes will develop Alzheimer's disease.

More importantly, researchers say still more research still needs to be done to prove herpes is linked to Alzheimer's.

Learn more in our 6 on Health Report sponsored by Beaumont Emergency Center.


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