Menthol Magic: A New Hope for Alzheimer's Treatment

New research suggests that inhaling menthol could improve cognitive abilities in mice with Alzheimer's disease. This discovery may lead to innovative treatments for the neurodegenerative disorder, which affects millions globally. However, further studies are needed to confirm its efficacy in humans.

PTI | Edinburgh | Updated: 12-06-2024 12:26 IST | Created: 12-06-2024 12:26 IST
Menthol Magic: A New Hope for Alzheimer's Treatment
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Edinburgh, Jun 12 (The Conversation) - Imagine a future where the smell of menthol could alleviate some of the worst symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Innovative new research indicates this might soon be a reality.

Scientists have found that mice genetically modified to exhibit Alzheimer's showed significant cognitive improvement through menthol inhalation. This promising discovery could open new treatment avenues for this debilitating condition.

Alzheimer's, a severe neurodegenerative disorder, deteriorates brain function over time leading to memory loss, impaired thinking, and social challenges. With 55 million people affected worldwide, and cases rising, this new research offers a glimmer of hope.

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