- In some people, viruses may trigger the accumulation of amyloid plaque and inflammation associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the brain.
- Growing evidence links activation of the common herpes virus to dementia onset and anti-herpes treatments to lower dementia risk.
- Using 2D and 3D models of herpes-induced AD, scientists found that certain plant-based constituents reduced amyloid plaques with minimal toxic effects.
- The researchers reported that green tea compounds and resveratrol helped to reduce plaque formation and protect neuron function.
By Jeanna D. Smiley on November 16, 2022
Fact checked by Catherine Carver, MPH
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