Do you know Intestinal Bacteria or Gut bacteria are accountable to the growth of Alzheimer’s disease? Well, this is true! A new medical survey, conducted by the researchers from the Lund University in Sweden has revealed that gut bacteria can step up the growth of Alzheimer’s disease, a discovery which may pave revolutionary paths for the formulation of new remedies and treatments for the neurocognitive disorder.
New research has shown how the intestinal bacteria play crucial roles in accelerating the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers, the results of the research will open up new opportunities for the prevention and treatment of neurocognitive disorders like the loss of cognitive abilities, weakening memory, concentration, knowledge, verbal communication, insight, and social cognition.
As highlighted by the researchers in the newly published study report, the gut bacteria in the human body have significantly impinged on how a person feel during the interface between the intestinal mucosa, the immune system, and diet and hence they play a significant role in dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease. The patterns, how gut microbiota composition is formed firmly depend on which bacteria we obtain during our birth, our genetic materials, and our diet.
The symphony of the gut microbiota has always been scientists’ a point of interest for understanding the Alzheimer’s disease and following this trend; the researchers from the Sweden-based Lund University conducted their study.
To carry out the study, the researchers took some mice into account and divided them into two groups. While the first group entailed the healthy mice, the next team has mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. During the trial, they found that mice having Alzheimer’s disease have a different composition of intestinal bacteria in contrast to the healthy mice.
The researchers also concluded that mice having Alzheimer’s completely lacked gut bacteria which is responsible for conducting relationship between intestinal bacteria and the disease. Without bacteria, cockroaches had a significantly less amount of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain – the lumps that configure at the nerve fibers in cases of Alzheimer’s.
According to Frida Fåk Hållenius, the lead researcher at the Food for Health Science Centre, “Our research is first-of-its-kind as it reveals a direct connection between gut bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease. It is quite notable that, the mice which completely were deficient in bacteria, used to develop the lesser amount of plaque in the brain. This major breakthrough will guide researchers towards the development of preventive measures for the Alzheimer’s disease and the neurocognitive disorder.
The discovery was a mutual venture between Associate Professor Frida Fåk Hållenius, doctoral scholar Nittaya Marungruang, both from the Food for Health Science Centre in Lund, and a team of the international research team at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.