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How gut microbiome and diet may impact stroke recovery

How unhealthy diets may increase stroke risk with gut microbiome imbalance Study highlights: Every year in the United States, more than 795,000 people suffer from strokes, which are serious medical emergencies that occur when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted or reduced. These strokes can cause brain damage and lead to difficulties with […]
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Gut Microbiome May Modify Neurodegeneration

A recent report from the Society for Neuroscience 2017 annual meeting, which hints that bacteria in the gut may influence the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Our lab’s members, Drs. Ishita Parikh and Ai-Ling Lin were mentioned in the article, illustrating that APOE gene may be a modifier of gut microbiome diversity and composition. […]
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For the New Year, resolve to treat your gut bugs right

By Sara Police Sara Police, Ph.D. Nearly half of Americans set some sort of resolution by January 1. The top resolution in 2017 was to “lose weight/eat healthier.” Looking forward, many adults will probably continue with weight-loss goals, as obesity rates reached an all-time high in October, at nearly 40 percent of adult Americans. But, […]
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