Probiotics Can Help Boost Cognition in Alzheimer’s

Posted: November 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

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New research, which will be published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, has shown that Alzheimer’s patients who drink milk with live bacteria for at least 12 weeks show marked improvement in their overall cognitive function.

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Gut bacteria may be partially responsible for Alzheimer’s function

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New research, which will be published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, has shown that Alzheimer’s patients who drink milk with live bacteria for at least 12 weeks show marked improvement in their overall cognitive function.

Participants were given Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium live bacteria over the course of 12 weeks, and those who took the live bacteria showed a moderate improvement on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scale, which is used to score the cognitive function of those with Alzheimer’s.

Research is constantly being conducted on gut microbes and their relation to diseases such as depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Altered gut microbes have also shown a behavioral difference in mice. Therefore, it is possible that gut microbes are also responsible for the change in memory function in patients with Alzheimer’s.

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  1. migarium says:

    It had been found some links between gut bacteria and depression. Probiotic -especially- yogurts are known that they are good for digestive system mostly for gut sickness with the researching. Yogurt is a food that has been using about four thousand years in Central Asia by Turkic publics, like Kazakh Turks, and as a continuation of them are Anatolian Turks in two thousand years. The scientists made many research about yogurt in Russia. This is really good at many sickness in internal system of human body. And if it is link between between gut bacteria and depression, and if probiotics are good for Alzheimer, does it mean maybe there is the link between Alzhimer and depression, Dr. Bramhall? And maybe the way to make people happy and healthy is not related with the stomach, but the gut. 🙂

  2. I’m not sure if there’s a link between Alzheimer’s and depression, but the gut controls much more than brain function and mood. It’s also responsible for human immunity and insulin metabolism. I myself am totally convinced that most depression originates in the gut (as with autism) though there’s still more research needed in this area.

    Thanks for your comment.

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