Scientists warn of the spread of parasites that carry cats and share them with billions of people on Earth, which can lead to schizophrenia.
The parasite carries the name "Toxoplasma gondii" (T. gondii), which can be transmitted to humans by touching the cat and eating unprotected meat, usually harmless.
But a new study, the largest of these types, has revealed that the parasite may increase the risk of schizophrenia or schizophrenia by 50%.
There are already some unusual connections between pests and behavior of mind change, such as risk and depression, and others.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have analyzed data from more than 80,000 participants in Denmark's blood donation study, which included 2591 participants in psychiatric cases.
The researchers, led by Dr. Christopher Solven Burgdorf, monitored the effects of antibody antibodies on the presence of parasite Tyxoplasma gondii.
It is estimated that approximately one-third of the population, according to the University of Chicago, is infected with parasites, including 60 million in the United States and 350,000 in the United Kingdom.
Researchers found blood parasites in a quarter of participants in the study, and they also found that 61% of them carry CMV, which also showed a weakness in the cognitive abilities of the participants.
The results showed that in people with Tyxoplasma gondii 50 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia, which confirms that ticloplasma gondii has a significant effect on the condition, if not a key factor in schizophrenia.
Parasite was not associated with any other psychiatric illness, but cytomegalovirus was associated with the risk of nervous disorder and stress related to physical disorder and disorder, the form of mental illness that manifested in physical pain as well as suicide or attempt.
Researchers have explained that "Tyxoplasma gondii" can disrupt the work of the amino acid in the body called "Triptofan," which leads to the excretion of large amounts of metabolites such as quinuric acid, previously found to be high in people with schizophrenia.
The results of this study have been added to the growing number of evidence that the parasite "Tyxoplasma gondii" is associated with unusual cognitive effects in humans.
Source: Daily Mail