Scientists study the link between the gut and Alzheimer’s disease

Do you know that feeling you get in your gut? It turns out your gut may really be trying to tell you something.  Our microbiome – the 100 trillion bacteria and organisms living in our gut – appears to have a profound influence on our health and risk of disease. And early scientific studies show there may be a link between the microbiome and the brain that could impact the risk of Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.

The microbiome is a collection of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live mostly in our intestinal system. They play an important role in digestion and the production of certain vitamins, and they support our immune system. Researchers around the world study the gut microbiome, especially those bacteria unique to individuals, to learn more about their influence on our overall health.


Filed under aging brain, Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's risk, brain, brain function, gut bacteria, gut health, gut microbes

5 responses to “Scientists study the link between the gut and Alzheimer’s disease

  1. This is very interesting! My dad suffered from diverticulitis due to… let’s just say, an abundant love of cocktails.

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  2. When we we see the body as a complex interconnected system we will have a better start at finding remedies.
    I has a broken little toe that caused headache and a few related symptoms. ER visit recommended an anti inflammatory to reduce the slight inflammation in my neck. 6 hours in ER and then I reacted to the meds.
    Had a holistic medicine practioner I identify my problem in the time it took to walk through her doorway.
    My little toe being broken disrupted the flow of my lymphatic system resulting in congestion in my neck which caused pressure in my head resulting in a persistent headache.
    Never would have gotten that diagnosis from an ER visit unless the doctor had a good understanding of the body as a system.

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