Doctors have noticed a correlation between stomach ulcers and Parkinson’s disease in 1960, even before knowing that H. pylori was the cause of ulcers. More recently, several studies have found that people with Parkinson’s disease were more likely to be infected with the bacterium, and that PD patients have been treated and cured of the infection showed a slight improvement compared to controls that continued to deteriorate.‘Our mouse model shows a direct effect of H. pylori infection in the development of Parkinson’s disease. pylori is also capable of causing symptoms will allow us to study the bacterial factors and / or the immune response to H. pylori increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease, ‘said Testerman.
‘The results were much more dramatic in aged mice than young mice, demonstrating that the normal aging increases the sensitivity to changes in parkinsonian rats, as seen in humans,’ said Testerman.
The discovery adds a growing body of evidence suggesting that antioxidants in green tea called flavonoids may protect the heart. The study’s authors say their findings are the first to demonstrate that green tea offers a short-term improvement in the health of arteries. Black tea has been associated with improvements in function in the short and long-term endothelial.
In Guam, a study of why some populations at high risk of developing a disease such as Parkinson’s, has discovered that a compound in particular cycad seeds consumed by these populations was neurotoxic. The compound, which resembles a group of cholesterol attached to a sugar, is almost identical to a compound produced by H. pylori.
‘The infection of the late Middle Ages of the mice with a particular strain of bacteria Helicobacter pylori results in the development of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, after 3-5 months,’ said Traci Testerman of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, who presented the research. ‘Our results suggest that infection with H. pylori could play a signficant development of Parkinson’s disease in humans.’