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AAIC 2018: Could the gut–liver–brain axis control Alzheimer’s risk?

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The interaction between the brain and the digestive system is a fairly new area of investigation with regards to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias, however, four new studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (22–26 July, IL, USA) have reported evidence of associations between the digestive system and brain disorders.

In the past few years, researchers have uncovered various mechanisms by which brain health depends on the digestive system, such as associations between certain species in the gut microbiome and protein build-up in the brain.

An experiment on murine models recently suggested that a change of diet may influence the progression of Alzheimer’s, and another recent study demonstrated that APOE-e4, the main risk-factor gene for Alzheimer’s, is involved in lipid transport and metabolism.

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  1. Corregido: Con respecto a la interacción entre el cerebro y el sistema digestivo, tengo entendido que los alimentos si influyen en los procesos neuronales y que como resultado tenemos buenas respuestas. Por otro lado estos nuevos estudios relacionados con el alzheimer son muy interesantes. SALUDOS

    Tu comentario está esperando ser moderado

  2. jorge munoz esteves on

    The neuroenteric system formed por one hundred millions of neurons mostly serotoninergic type, still poorly studied and understood, shuold be the target por link the brain and de digestive system.

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