Summary #942

Degeneration of neurons in rat brains stopped with pre- and probiotic treatment

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • Rat-based study of whether modifying gut microbiota could help neurons in the brain live longer.
  • After being a treatment of pro- and prebiotics, the rat brains showed some improvement.
  • It shows that loss of memory and cognition can indeed be slowed down by modifying the gut microbiota (at least in rats).
  • Further studies will attempt to apply these findings in order to derive treatments against neurodegeneration and inflammation caused by aging and strokes.

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