science about how to keep your brain sharp while getting older

A food pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes, causes a severe illness (listeriosis) that can infect our central nervous system (neurolisteriosis). This infection is fatal in 30% of all cases! The question is: how can Listeria monocytogenes escape from our immune system defense and get into the most protected area of our body, our brain?

According to a recent large study, people with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without depression, regardless of genetics, environmental aspects, medical history or unhealthy lifestyle choices.

You probably already know that people who are more conscientious (responsible, organized and capable of self-control), tend to live longer and have a 40% decreased risk of death compared to the less conscientious people. But why that is that and how that happens was not clear … until now.

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