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Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting far-reaching clinical manifestations, with recent research focusing on gut-brain interactions involving the gut microbiota.  However, researchers understand little about the link between … Continue Reading Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.

Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.

The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.

Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.

Colorectal cancer is now understood to be definitely linked to microbial problems in the gut.  Research has shown that the disease is linked with less numbers and diversity in the … Continue Reading Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.