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Gut Microbiota & Neurological Disorders
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Gut Microbiota & Neurological Disorders

Recent scientific evidence emphasizes the contribution of gut microbiota to health, for example, human neurodegenerative and brain-related diseases. A recently published review underlines the importance of gut-derived metabolites and gut metabolic status as the main players in gut-brain crosstalk and their implications on the severity of neural conditions. 

 

 

The review highlights the gathered scientific evidence supporting the beneficial and protective effects of probiotic bacteria via reducing systemic inflammation, neuroinflammation, and inhibited neurodegeneration.[1] These results show the importance of designing a novel microbiota-based probiotic dietary supplementation with the aim to prevent or ease the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.[1]

We now understand that a healthy gut is essential for brain health. With our aging population and increasing trend of neurodegenerative diseases, we may want to take better care of our guts. 

 

[1],Marć, Małgorzata Anna, Jastrząb, Rafał & Mytych, Jennifer. 2022. Does the Gut Microbial Metabolome Really Matter? The Connection between GUT Metabolome and Neurological Disorders. Nutrients 14: 3967. 

 

 

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun

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