A link has been found between intestinal bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease. What does this mean exactly?
Well, Swedish researchers from Lund University have found that some types of gut bacteria were the cause of accelerating the onset of Alzheimer’s. These researchers studied both healthy mice and mice who had Alzheimer’s. They put both gut bacteria from the healthy and diseased mice into rodents who contained no bacteria and the mice who had received the bacteria from diseased rodents developed more beta-amyloid plaques in the brain than the mice who had received the healthy bacteria.
When it comes to Alzheimer’s beta-amyloid plaques are something that build up between nerve cells in the brain. The presence of these plaques is one of the main signs of the disease actually. These researchers consider their findings a major breakthrough and hope to be able to use it in finding some type of symptom-relieving drug. As many as five million people were living with this disease back in 2013 and it is the most common form of dementia.
As many as five million people were living with this disease back in 2013 and it is the most common form of dementia. We can only hope that this information will bring about something fantastic. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could reverse the symptoms of our family members who deal with Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that takes all of the things we love about our loved ones away before they pass. It is something a person should never have to go through or see someone go through. For a little more information on how Alzheimer’s disease works please watch the video below.