Liver enzymes tied to Alzheimer’s

A study in JAMA Network Open found that higher AST to ALT liver enzyme ratios, reduced ALT levels, and higher alkaline phosphatase readings were associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Specific markers such as poor cognition, elevated amyloid-beta accumulation, increased brain atrophy, and lower brain glucose metabolism were noted. The findings were based on PET, MRI, and

Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Multiple Sclerosis

A study recently published in the seminal scientific journal Nature suggests that byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut may influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The proposed mechanism is via control of the interaction of microglia and astrocytes. Microglia and astrocytes modulate inflammation and neurodegeneration in the central nervous system (CNS). The findings may