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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...

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 ...

Is there a link between parkinson’s disease and gut microbiota?

Parkinson’s disease might not only be due to neuron loss; it could also be impacted by the gut microbiota, our second brain. An Italian team tried to identify which bacteria might be involved.   Parkinson’s disease affects more than 1% of people over 60. It is the second more frequent neu...
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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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