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Probiotics promising for Parkinson’s constipation


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Neurology
Reuters Health - 20/10/2020 - A multi-strain probiotics capsule effectively treated Parkinson's disease (PD)-related constipation in a short-term, single-center, randomized, controlled trial in Malaysia. "With emerging evidence of a link between gut microbes and neurological disorders, including PD, treatments such as probiotics that can potentially modify the gut microbiome and its function have been a hot topic." Dr. Ai Huey Tan of the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur told Reuters Health by email. "While probiotics have been associated with a variety of health benefits, clinical trials of probiotics in patients with neurological disorders have been scarce, limiting the evidence-based usage of this treatment." "Probiotics strains such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium have a long history of safe use," he said. "There are, however, some potential caveats. One is a need for studies of longer duration, to determine whether probiotics maintain their effectivenes...


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