Study links herpes virus to mental decline in older people

03/26/2013 |

Older people who test positive for herpes simplex virus-1, HSV-2 and cytomegalovirus carry a 2.5 times higher risk of cognitive impairment than those who have only one virus, a study says. However, researchers say the link is applicable only among sedentary people, not physically active ones. The findings appear in the journal Neurology.

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