Swiss and Italian scientists have been able to prove a correlation between gut microbiota and the appearance of amyloid plaques in the brain, buildups typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and is an incurable condition that directly affects millions of people, and indirectly affects many more family members and care workers.
“Our results are indisputable: certain bacterial products of the intestinal microbiota are correlated with the quantity of amyloid plaques in the brain,” explains Moira Marizzoni. She is a researcher at the Fatebenefratelli Center in Brescia and the first author of this study.
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