Elevated antibiotic exposure may raise Parkinson's odds

Posted 11 months ago

Finnish researchers found that increased exposure to oral antibiotics, especially broad spectrum antibiotics and anaerobic bacteria- and fungi-combating antibiotics, correlated with a higher likelihood of Parkinson's disease. The findings in the journal Movement Disorders "suggest that some commonly used antibiotics, which are known to strongly influence the gut microbiota, could be a predisposing factor" to Parkinson's disease, said researcher Filip Scheperjans.