Common virus linked with Alzheimer's disease

October 24, 2014 6:16 PM

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The type of virus that causes cold sores may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to two recent studies from Sweden.

"Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease," Hugo Lövheim, the author of both studies and an associate professor of geriatric medicine at Umeå University in Sweden, said in a statement. "This also means tha...

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