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Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

As your "second brain," the state of your gut has been shown to play an important role in your neurological health. Importantly, studies have shown probiotics (beneficial bacteria) can help decrease pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including amyloid plaques and tangles. One of the most impressive of these studies was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience in 2016. Sixty elderly patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's received either a placebo or a probiotic milk product containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacillus fermentum for 12 weeks. At the beginning and end of the study, participants underwent a standardized cognitive assessment and a highly sensitive c-reactive protein test, which is a powerful marker of inflammation. Read more....

 

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