Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Summary: Accumulation of amyloid-beta appears to play a central role in the development of Alzheimer’s. However, researchers have a limited understanding of the production of amyloid protein in brain cells. But new studies show that the production of amyloid-beta protein is increased in those with higher cholesterol synthesis by astrocytes (supporting cells in the brain) […]

Can probiotics help those with Alzheimer’s?

Important Points: Probiotics Alzheimer’s Cognitive function Can probiotics help those with Alzheimer’s? With the discovery of how the gut microbiome directly effects brain functions, it is inevitable that in time new alternative treatments for cognitive disorders will be coming. A clear example of this was recently published in the journal Frontiers. In the study, researchers were […]