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Parkinson's Disease and the gut microbiome

Updated: May 6

Microbiome science changes rapidly, making this an exciting, emerging field to be part of. It also means that a significant part of my week is spent deep in the latest research! I find the information I need directly from peer-reviewed medical literature, as well as preprints that can be a great source of the newest ideas to explore. And of course, it's also valuable to connect with some amazing, pioneering microbiome colleagues around the world to share our learnings from clinical practice. This means that when I come to analysing your stool test results I can feel sure my knowledge is as up-to-date as is humanly possible.

When researching a particular condition, I usually need to piece together insights from a range of microbiome studies. These can have conflicting results, often due to variations in study design. So I was delighted to find a paper published by Nature in March 2021, that analysed data from 10 different studies from around the world, to compare the microbiomes of 1,269 people in total, with and wi