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Alzheimer’s: how the gut makes us lose our head

The link between an imbalance of the gut microbiota and Alzheimer’s disease has been confirmed. This study clarifies the mechanisms involved by identifying two weak links: inflammation and the barrier functions of the gut and brain.   A mind-boggling number of studies are published each m...
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Is the gut microbiota the new secret of youth?

What if rejuvenating the gut microbiota is all we need to do to preserve certain brain functions? Scientists are taking this idea very seriously in the hope of preventing age-related memory problems.   Memory loss, spatial orientation difficulties, anxiety disorders, etc.: ageing is often...
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Could diet help delay progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

Researchers have identified a bacterial “signature” associated to cognitive decline and discovered how a Mediterranean and ketogenic diet (high-fat and low-carb) can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.   Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequent neurodegenerative disease. We ...
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Mental health and gut microbiota, towards new therapeutic avenues?

For example, we are told that the gastrointestinal tract also has its own neural network called “enteric nervous system” which is connected to the brain through the vagus nerve. This axis makes bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain possible, each one influencing the other: our em...
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