September 5, 2013
Better Hygiene May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
In this video, Gates Cambridge Alumna Dr Molly Fox discusses her research which suggests that people living in industrialized countries may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. This points to what’s known as the ‘hygiene hypothesis’, the theory that the greatly reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms in the developed world can lead to a weaker immune system and increased risk of dementia.
Credit: Cambridge University
[ Read the Article: Researchers Discover Link Between Cleanliness And Dementia ]