- A pilot study showed that treatment with a low dose of radiation in people with severe Alzheimer’s disease could improve quality of life.
- The low dose of radiation causes a small amount of damage to molecules, which stimulates a cellular protective response that involves antioxidant production and damage repair.
- Further studies are needed to determine the optimal range of radiation efficacy.
Written by Minseo Jeong on May 6, 2021
Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph.D.
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