One of the main causes of Alzheimer’s protein build-up is due to the activation of certain cells which are regulated by the microorganisms in the gut microbiome.
In this study, the UNLV research team found a strong link between 10 specific types of gut bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease.
However, given that there are over 1,000 species of bacteria in a human gut at any given time, the diversity and amount of these microorganisms depend on a person’s diet.
“Most of the microorganisms in our intestines are considered good bacteria that promote health, but an imbalance of those bacteria can be toxic to a person’s immune system and linked to various diseases, such as depression, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease,” said UNLV research professor Jingchun Chen.
“The take-home message here is that your genes not only determine whether you have a risk for a disease, but they can also influence