#Parkinson’s Disease and Gut Microbiome Linked | GEN

Originally posted 2017-01-11 09:13:25.

Only a few decades ago, it would have been largely inconceivable that resident microbes of our digestive tract would play a significant role in neurological diseases. Though roughly 75% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have gastrointestinal (GI) abnormalities, primarily constipation, it had been assumed for many years that this was a side effect of neurodegeneration. However, in recent years, researchers have begun to uncover important links between microbial communities of the gut and neurological health.

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