3 Nov 2014

Study looks at small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with Parkinson's disease

Source: shakeitup.org
CCS researchers conducted a study this year which looked at small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in Parkinson's disease, and a possible association with gastrointestinal symptoms and worse motor function.


According to the research, recent studies reported a high prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with Parkinson's disease. It aimed at assessing the potential impact of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth on gastrointestinal symptoms, motor function, and quality of life in a large cohort of PD patients.

The study found that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth was detected in one quarter of patients, including patients recently diagnosed with the disease. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth was not associated with worse gastrointestinal symptoms, but independently predicted worse motor function.

Click here to read the full study.
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