Infection with cat parasite Toxoplasma may drive 'inflammation aging' in older adults

Perhaps another good reason for dogs rather than cats? (I admit, I’m biased).

Older people who have had chronic infection with the “cat parasite” Toxoplasma gondii may have a higher risk of inflammation and frailty, a small study suggests.

In an analysis of more than 600 people over age 65, scientists found that almost 70% had been infected with T. gondii — a single-celled parasite that normally lives in cats but can infect humans.

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