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When mice with Alzheimer’s disease inhale menthol

A recent study reports something strange: When mice with Alzheimer’s disease inhale menthol, their cognitive abilities improve. It seems the chemical compound can stop some of the damage done to the brain that’s usually associated with the disease.

In particular, researchers noticed a reduction in the interleukin-1-beta (IL-1β) protein, which helps to regulate the body’s inflammatory response – a response that can offer natural protection but one that leads to harm when it’s not controlled properly.

— Read more in Mouse Study Reveals Unexpected Connection Between Menthol And Alzheimer’s at ScienceAlert.

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