Cats at home may make you Alzheimer’s

As is bad news for lovers of cats, a new research study has shown that this type of pets increases the risk of injury to the owners of Alzheimer’s disease.

Cats at home may make you Alzheimer's

The researchers explained, was quoted by the newspaper “Daily Mail”, the parasite Toxoplasma, which is commonly found in cat feces alter the chemistry of the human brain, making it fertile ground for Alzheimer’s injury, This study built on previous studies have shown a correlation between parasite Toxoplasma and brain cancer, anxiety and schizophrenia.

In spite of that many gynecologists warn pregnant women to avoid playing with cats or bred to avoid pregnancy problems of women, but the new study, published in the Journal of Parasitology, stressed that all people should be cautious of the infection, “Toxoplasma” and that can cause Neurology and to conduct the experiment on mice, researchers from Lorestan University of Medical Sciences in Iran found that, after being parasites transmitted through cat feces, just lowered their function of learning and memory, as happens with Alzheimer’s patients.

They also found that this parasite can affect the development of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain, directly or indirectly, The researchers added that these parasites passed on to the owners of cats, who do not wash their hands thoroughly after handling contaminated trash feces of cats, pregnant women can pass the infection to the fetus inside the uterus and women what caused his death.

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