Summary #1364

Link between Alzheimer's disease and gut microbiota is confirmed
  • Proteins produced by specific intestinal bacteria could modify interactions between the immune and nervous systems, triggering Alzheimer’s.
  • The finding adds to years of studying this link, previous studies have shown that Alzheimer’s patients have reduced microbial diversity in the gut.
  • In this study, 89 people between 65-86 had their blood tested for signs of inflammation and proteins produced by intestinal bacteria.
  • Certain bacterial products of intestinal microbiota were indisputably linked to the amount of amyloid plaques (cause of Alzheimer’s) in the brain.
  • This could lead to innovative new treatments for preventing Alzheimer’s.


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