Probiotic as Add-on Treatment Seen to Aid Patients in Small Study

Probiotic as Add-on Treatment Seen to Aid Patients in Small Study

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Probiotic as Add-on Treatment Seen to Aid Patients in Small Study

PS128, a probiotic sold by Bened Biomedical, eased symptoms of Parkinson’s disease as an add-on treatment to 25 patients in a pilot clinical study, the company announced. Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when consumed, are thought to improve overall health. PS128 is a strain of the bacterial species Lactobacillus plantarum that, according to Bened, can modulate levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which are abnormal in people with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders. As such, PS128…

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