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Bowel preparation may affect gut microbiota composition and affect the results of experiments

Kristina Campbell – IBD, Research & Practice Bowel preparation is a necessary, but sometimes ‘invisible’, part of a successful colonoscopy. The question of how bowel preparation procedures affect the normal gut microbiota is so far unanswered, since existing data are conflicting. Two recent studies supported the idea that bowel preparation significantly affects the gut microbiota….

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Gut microbiota may have role in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, finds study

Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s originate in the gut? New research from the US, published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats. A team of researchers at Louisville School of Medicine found that neuron destruction processes in the brain could…