Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease has found that a probiotic bacteria can prevent, and in some cases reverse, the buildup of toxic proteins.

Poorly folded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease.

Many experts believe that these toxic protein clusters lead to the progressive loss of brain cells that control movement.

But the science is unclear, and the underlying mechanisms that cause Parkinson’s disease remain elusive.

Without an effective way to prevent or cure Parkinson’s disease, treatment focuses primarily on symptom relief.

A recent line of research has studied a possible with the intestinal microbiome, the thousands of billions of