Warn Nose Pickers In Your Life! New Research Shows Picking Your Nose Might Increase Risk Of Alzheimer's And Dementia
According to studies from 1995, around 91 percent of people pick their noses from time to time. But, this gross yet common habit might be dangerous.
The head of the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, Professor St John, shared a lesser-known reason why you should stop picking your nose for good.
He explained, "If you damage the nose lining, you can increase how many bacteria can go up into your brain."
St John then shared that research found that certain bacteria are linked to developing Alzheimer's.
The bacteria, called Chlamydia Pneumoniae, can get to your brain through the nerves of the nasal cavity, Griffith University researchers confirmed.
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