Iranian researchers appear to have discovered minor improvements in the symptoms of elderly people with severe Alzheimer’s Disease, associated with the regular consumption of probiotic drinks. The effects of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism were also investigated. More research is required before drawing firm conclusions.
Probiotics ‘aid memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, November 11th 2016.
This relates to:
Akbari, E. Asemi, Z. [and] Daneshvar Kakhaki, R. [et al] (2016). Effect of probiotic supplementation on cognitive function and metabolic status in Alzheimer’s disease: a randomized, double-blind and controlled trial. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. November 10th 2016, 8, p.256-63. [Epub ahead of print].
Possibly also of broader interest:
Moos, WH. Faller, DV. [and] Harpp, DN. [et al] (2016). Microbiota and neurological disorders: a gut feeling. BioResearch Open Access. May 1st 2016; 5(1): 137-45.