New Research Indicates Probiotics May Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

New Research Indicates Probiotics May Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

January 09, 2017

Decades of research show that probiotics are good for your health – especially your digestive tract – but a new study shows that these beneficial live bacteria may also improve cognitive function in humans. In fact, probiotic supplementation may even benefit patients with Alzheimer’s disease. As many as 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. AD is primarily associated with cognitive dysfunction but research shows an association between Alzheimer’s disease and metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis The gut-brain axis.... [Read More...]

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