True. Similarly, I put an article up thread about how Parkinson’s is linked to the gut microbiome and that really surprised me.
@ Herpes viruses. I was expecting this to be HSV-2, but it’s HHV-6, just the one that is SUPER common in young children. I read that by age 2, almost all kids have had roseola.
@ Alzheimer’s. That reminds me. I was a little shocked to hear that it’s so closely related to Diabetes, that some people call Alzheimer’s Diabetes Type 3. That’s really frightening, given all the people who now have Diabetes and will likely someday have dementia related to their diet and lifestyle.
@ HSV- 2 and HPV, I’m always a bit surprised. I don’t go into the Steroid forum, but one of the threads caught my eye one day last week. Someone talking about juicing and having 8-10 casual partners over a couple of months. I know HSV-2, and HSV-1 in the genital area are super common. Maybe people think of them as just a skin condition these days. I’m not trying to make anybody feel bad here, but I sometimes wonder if people realize that condoms aren’t very effective against the skin to skin types of STDs like HSV-2 and HPV. Most of us would avoid them if possible. Saying “have fun, but just use protection”, is WAY optimistic. The risk of getting HSV-2 and HPV are super high, even with a condom, if you’re with a lot of strangers.
End middle-age mom rant. Haha. I recently had this talk with my youngest, so it’s on my mind.