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New study reveals an association between the presence of certain infections and later development of Alzheimer’s disease

Testing a long-standing hypothesis, researchers at the Lady Davis Institute discovered a small increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease among those who had experienced certain infectious diseases.

Montreal, May 5, 2021 – A large-scale population-based study led by Dr. Paul Brassard, of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, discovered that there is an association between infectious disease burden and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The results are published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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