Healthy Gut Bacteria May Prove Beneficial In the Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease! by Nicole DeAvilla
Parkinson’s is a neurological disease that affects brain cells. Until recently, scientists primarily focused on studying the disease process in the brain. More research is now looking at the gut; specifically, the bacteria that resides in it. CNBC reports that scientists in the U.S. and Europe teamed up to take a look at the gut connection, and their findings were published in the journal Cell.
The researchers found that the presence, or lack of, certain bacteria may be associated with the disease. Parkinson's patients may have too much of a certain type of “bad” bacteria and too little “good” bacteria.
More research needs to be done, but science may suggest that taking super-supplements, stronger than you can get in health food stores, of probiotics may be the answer to treating Parkinson’s disease. In the meantime, let’s all eat more yogurt! Read about this study on CNBC here.