Surprisingly, it’s now known that the gut and brain interact extensively.
The gut is getting a lot of attention by scientists and doctors. Surprisingly, it’s now known that the gut and brain interact extensively. The gut is known to affect mood, thinking abilities, and overall quality of life. How the gut affects mood and cognition in Huntingtin’s disease is not known yet.
In my research, I am measuring bacteria inside the gut, and then testing probiotics as a treatment to improve thinking abilities, mood and quality of life in HD.
This will be the first clinical study to investigate the gut in Huntington’s disease. By understanding its role in HD, we hope to find out whether the gut could be a potential target for treatment.
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