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Video: Are Gut Microbes Responsible For Parkinson’s Disease?

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Researchers from the California Institute of Technology are a little closer to pinning down the cause of Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in the journal Cell, reported a connection between the brain changes associated with Parkinson’s disease and physical changes in the digestive system (i.e., constipation, indigestion, bloating, and difficulty swallowing) and indigestion that often occur years prior to the decline in motor control. Scientists transplanted fecal samples from Parkinson’s patients directly into lab mice models, and discovered that these changes in gut microbes may trigger the brain disorder. Watch the video below for more details on the study…

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