Warn the nostril pickers in your life! New
Research Indicates Nostril Picking
Choosing the nose is not an unusual habit. According to 1995 studies,
about 91 percent of humans pick their nose from time to time.
However, this severe but not unusual dependency could be risky, as
a university professor recently discovered.
Director of the Clem Jones Center 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.
"Touching your nostrils or plucking your nose hairs may not be a good idea, especiall
y if you don't want to get Alzheimer's disease."
He defined, "if you damage the lining of your nasal passages, you can increase the number of
bacteria that can enter your brain."
St John then shared that studies have found that
certain bacteria are linked to the growth of Alzheimer's disease
The bacterium, called Chlamydia pneumoniae, can reach the brain via the nerves in
the nasal cavity, researchers at Griffith University have shown.
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