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Atheism and Alzheimer's disease

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/* Atheism, alcoholism, and Alzheimer's disease */
=== Alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease ===
[[File:04656 market in Sanok.JPG|thumbnail|200px|right|[[Alcoholism]] was a serious social problem in the former atheistic [[Soviet Union]].<ref>[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18245818 Hazardous alcohol drinking in the former Soviet Union: a cross-sectional study of eight countries]</ref> Between 1940 and 1980, this [[atheist state]] had the largest increase of the amount of alcohol usage in the developed world.<ref>[http://isw.sagepub.com/content/35/4/441.extract Alcoholism in the Soviet Union]</ref> See also: [[Atheism and alcoholism]] ]]
The abstract for the 2018 journal article ''Transcriptome analysis of alcohol-treated microglia reveals downregulation of beta amyloid phagocytosis'' which was published in ''Journal of Neuroinflammation'' indicates: "Our results define alterations that occur to microglial gene expression following alcohol exposure and suggest that alcohol effects on phagocytosis could contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease."<ref>[https://jneuroinflammation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12974-018-1184-7#Abs1 'Transcriptome analysis of alcohol-treated microglia reveals downregulation of beta amyloid phagocytosis]'' by Sergey Kalinin, Marta González-Prieto, Hannah Scheiblich, Lucia Lisi, Handojo Kusumo, Michael T. Heneka, Jose L. M. Madrigal, Subhash C. Pandey and Douglas L. Feinstein, Journal of Neuroinflammation. 201815:141,
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-018-1184-7</ref>