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Study Finds Link Between Gut Mucus and Brain Disorders

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A new study adds to the growing evidence that the gut and the brain are significantly connected, but this time the findings point to gut mucus.

Gut mucus is the body’s first line of defense against bad bacteria in our gut. Bacterial imbalance in the gut has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, yet the exact causes are unclear.

Now a new research review of 113 neurological, gut and microbiology studies led by RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University suggests a common thread — changes in gut mucus.

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