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Infections & Poor Cognitive Performance

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Gemini, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

    Exposure to Herpes Simplex 1 &2, CMV, Chlamydia Pneumoniae, & H-pylori is associated with poorer cognitive performance in a study of 1625 people in Manhattan by Columbia University researchers.

    Blood was tested for "infectious burden," the degree of exposure to five common viruses & bacteria. The reason for the link to cognition is not known but authors note chronic infection contributes to inflammation and these pathogens are neurotoxic directly affecting the nerves.

    Study reported in the New York Times Science Section, April 2, 2013.
  2. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member


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