Microbiome

Year Published: 2018

Journal

J Nutr Biochem

Authors

Lombardi VC, De Meirleir KL, Subramanian K, Nourani SM, Dagda RK, Delaney SL, Palotás A

Methods

This study was a review of select neurological diseases and evidence pointing the impact of the gut microbiome on disease development. Authors also discuss how nutrition can change the microbiome to affect disease outcomes.

Key Findings

Neurological diseases (including Parkinsons, Alzheimer's, Autism, Mutliple Sclerosis, and Schizophrenia) are associated with the gut microbiome compositon. Nutrition has been found to affect biomarkers of these diseases in the gut. Compounds found in peanuts, including polyphenols and stillbenes (resveratrol), omega fats, and B-vitamins, have all been found to affect disease development through the gut microbiome. Some of these findings are in the beginning stages, so there is a need for more research to address this.