Alzheimer's may be caused by herpes virus

Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to Alzheimer’s/ senile dementia. This fascinating study, for the first time, shows a possible causal link between HSV1 (herpes) virus and Alzheimer’s:

antiherpetic medication prevented later SD development in 90% of [the] study group.

Here is a broader comment article by the main author, Ruth Itzhaki:

I have found the strongest evidence yet that the herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer’s, suggesting that effective and safe viral drugs might be able to treat the disease. We might even be able to vaccinate our children against it.



More discussion of these recent developments: