A study on Alzheimer’s disease was carried out by Australian researchers. They spotted a link between picking your nose too often and the development of the disease.
A real risk
Professor James St John’s teams carried out a study on the disease ofAlzheimer. Note that he is the director of the Clem Jones Center for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research at Griffith University in Brisbane (Australia).
They found a link between being cure frequently the nez and the likelihood of developing this disease. The results were published in the journal Nature Scientfic Reportsreports Demotivator.
To reach this conclusion, the researchers carried out numerous tests on rodents. The objective is to determine the causal link between the risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease and the fact of scratching the nez.
So they injected the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae through the nasal passages of rodents. In less than 72 hours, the specialists noticed that the bacteria had reached their brains and the first signs of dementia could be detected within 2 to 28 days.
Further research to be carried out
According to the Australian experts, research must be carried out to find out if these results are transposable to humans. However, this study shows that the bacterium can easily penetrate through the nasal passages.
Often scratching the nez can damage the nasal mucosa. In this case, the risk of exposure to the disease ofAlzheimer increases, since the Chlamydia pneumoniae can very easily penetrate and reach the brain. They thus concluded that it is essential to discard this bad habit.
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