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Study examines association between gut mycobiome and Parkinson’s disease – News-Medical.Net

The bacterial gut microbiome is strongly associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but no studies had previously investigated he role of fungi in the gut.

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The bacterial gut microbiome is strongly associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but no studies had previously investigated he role of fungi in the gut. In this novel study published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, a team of investigators at the University of British Columbia examined whether the fungal constituents of the gut microbiome are associated with PD. Their research indicated that gut fungi are not a contributing factor, thereby refuting the need for any potential anti-fungal…

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