Infected by H. Pylori ? Watch your memory
A new study reveals a potential link between Helicobacter pylori infection and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Analyzing three decades of patient data, the researchers found that people over 50 with symptomatic H. pylori infection face an 11% higher risk of developing Alzheimer's, which escalates to 24% a decade post-infection.
The study, covering over four million people, suggests H. pylori could be a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.
H. pylori is known to potentially reach the brain, causing inflammation and neuron damage, and impairing absorption of Vitamin B12 and iron.
Source: Antonios Douros et al. Alzheimer's & Dementia