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A new study presented at the International Stroke Conference and published online in the Scientific Reports journal has found a correlation between dementia and gut bacteria – finding that the depletion of certain gut bacteria results in an increased risk of the disease.
Learn more about the study and what it means for the future of dementia research.
Dementia and Gut Bacteria
The study involved 128 outpatients visiting a memory care clinic. Researchers accounted for demographics, including other dementia risk factors, and used MRI brain scans and neuropsychological tests to assess cognitive function. To determine gut microbiota (organisms that Read more
Last Updated: April 15, 2019
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in the developed world, more so than other nations. But why? Research finds a direct correlation between good hygiene and increased rates of Alzheimer’s.
It turns out that cleanliness may not be quite next to godliness after all. This news may prove that it may be better to stick to regular soaps — rather than chemical-laden antibacterial kinds — and not make such a fuss about every germ. Those bacteria and germs may be good for you after all.
Good Hygiene and Increased Rates of Alzheimer’s
As soon as my mom Read more