19 Jun Parkinson Disease and SIBO
Posted at 14:07h in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Previous research has reported a high prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in people with Parkinson’s Disease. A new study has just been published that sort to confirm those findings using a large (103) cohort of patients. The patients were given the hydrogen breath test to assess whether they had SIBO. The result was that 25% of the patients tested positive. Furthermore the authors suggested that having SIBO might worsen motor function.
Ref: Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 March 2