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A new study suggests that keeping your skin soft with moisturizing cream can help keep your brain healthy.
The study links skin care and the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Inflammation has become an important topic in Alzheimer's study in recent years, where scientists believe that infections and immune cells, called cytokines, can contribute to damaging the brain caused by dementia.
As the skin ages, the skin begins to get worse and becomes inflamed, because the skin is the largest organ in the body, even its mild inflammation, in red or dry skin, attracts high levels of cytokines.
However, moisturizing cream can help to maintain strong skin and repair, leading to reduced inflammation and possible amounts of chemicals that increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Older skin is often damaged and difficult to repair because it does not retain moisture at all, which means that the affected or damaged tissue releases the type of call to the risk of immune chemicals to fight infection and repair damage.
Among rescue helicopters, "cytokines" that help reduce inflammation and repair damage. If the damage can not be repaired, the substances continue to accumulate in the skin, leading ultimately to the bloodstream, and even to the path to the brain.
Scientists believe that these substances inadvertently increase the production of harmful amyloid beta plaques, the main cause of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers report that high levels of cytokines in Alzheimer's disease (as well as other forms of dementia) and studies suggest that hydrators reduce cytokines, knowing that these cytokines are associated with Alzheimer's disease, but that does not mean that hydrators reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Accordingly, scientists say there are many ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, including lifestyle changes such as exercise, sleep and healthy meals.
Source: Daili Mail