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CONy 2022 | Managing Parkinson’s Disease with probiotics

Valentina Leta, MD, PhD, King’s College London, London, UK, discusses the utility of probiotics in the management of Parkinson’s Disease. Numerous existing studies have detailed the benefits of probiotics, with a recent review recommending them to alleviate constipation, a common occurrence in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Preclinical data additionally suggest probiotics can reduce inflammation and the loss of dopaminergic neurons, as well as increase the production of neurotrophic factors and improve cognitive impairment. This interview was conducted during the 2022 World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) meeting.