Dementia: Could gut bacteria play a role?

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As interest in gut bacteria peaks, they are implicated in yet another condition. Researchers recently identified stark differences in levels of specific gut bacteria in people with dementia.

Change in bacterial populations

They found lower levels of the genus Bacteroides, which are considered “good” bacteria. Bacteroides break down toxic plant material into sugars that the human body can use.

Individuals with dementia were also shown to have higher levels of the genus Ruminococcus than those without dementia.

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