Does Gut Microbiota Influence the Course of Parkinson’s Disease? A 3-Year Prospective Exploratory Study in de novo Patients

Cilia R, Piatti M, Cereda E, Bolliri C, Caronni S, Ferri V, Cassani E, Bonvegna S, Ferrarese C, Zecchinelli AL, Barichella M, Pezzoli G.
J Parkinsons Dis. 2020 Dec 11. doi: 10.3233/JPD-202297. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33337387
BACKGROUND: Although abnormalities in gut microbiota are hypothesized to influence the pathogenesis and clinical phenotype of Parkinson’s disease (PD), prospective studies on de novo patients are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily investigate whether gut microb