It hardly surprises me now to find associations between the commonest herpes virus HSV1 and common diseases. Here's a link to research that investigated HSV1 and type 2 diabetes:
An association of HSV1 with type 2 diabetes
This research concludes:
A significant association of HSV-1 infection with type 2 diabetes was found in the present study.
Again, particularly interesting for me is that type 2 diabetes can have an impact on cognitive function. See this link (and others via google):
It's important to note that as yet I haven't read anything suggesting a direct link between the virus and the cognitive impairment that can occur in type 2 diabetes so the link with the virus may not be as direct as it is in the other diseases I've blogged about .