Researchers of a recent study have found that niacin (also known as vitamin B3) slows down the progression of Alzheimers in a mouse model. Niacin seems to change microglia response to amyloid plaques.
The accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) and tau protein in the brain are the main two features of Alzheimer’s disease. But why do they start to accumulate and to harm our brain are still the questions to answer.
Although Alzheimer’s disease is the 5th leading cause of death worldwide, it remains still incurable. A recent European study investigated the relation between the gut microbiota and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found out that systemic inflammation and products of the gut microbiota are the big contributors to the development of amyloid plaques […]