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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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Is our temperament influenced by our gut microbiota?

The gut microbiota of a two-month-and-a-half-old baby could be associated to their personality traits at six months, according to the results of an international study that confirm the hypothesis of a link between gut bacteria and our behavior.   The first months of life are key to the ba...
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Chewing is good for the brain

The purpose of mastication is to grind up food and mix it with saliva to facilitate swallowing and digestion. Since the beginning of the last century, it is believed to also help control stress levels and improve brain performance. What therefore is the impact of a reduction in the capacity to masti...
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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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