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page title icon Antibiotics and dementia, another study showing the “gut brain” connection.

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Brain health common antibiotic can lead to dementia
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Commonly prescribed drug has been linked to cognitive decline

PLOS ONE

This study is continuing to highlight the Gut-Brain connection.

It’s showing that “…long-term antibiotic use in midlife is associated with small decreases in cognition assessed seven years later.”

Basically… the antibiotics kill our gut microbiome, and this, in turn, may cause an increase in dementia for these people later in life.

This study brings to light, that patients and physicians need to be more careful about the overprescribing of antibiotics.

Also, we need to find out, very clearly, what’s the exact relationship between a damaged microbiome & our overall mental & brain health.

Content Reviewed by Dr. Puja