December 3, 2020

‘Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease progressively degrades a person’s memory and cognitive abilities, often resulting in dementia. Amid efforts to find novel treatments for this disease, a recent breakthrough study shows that oxytocin — the hormone that we commonly know to induce feelings of love and well-being — can also effectively reverse some of the damage caused by amyloid plaques in the learning and memory center of the brain in an animal model of Alzheimer’s.

 Healthy Aging News — ScienceDaily

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