Education improves gut health
The findings of a new study support education as a possible way to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disorders, for example by encouraging higher educational attainment or a possible increase in the duration of schooling. Researchers believe that cognitive training may contribute to a higher level of intelligence, which may lead to better health outcomes, including a lower risk of bowel disorders.
New research conducted at the Edith Cowan University (ECU) Center for Precision Health (CPH) in Australia has found clear evidence that Better education has a strong genetic, causal, and protective relationship with various gastrointestinal disorders. The study built on previous work, which found strong genetic links between gut health and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Now, scientists have gone even further by establishing a causal relationship between the two.
Direct relationship between cognitive training and gut health
According to a press release, the researchers believe the new study findings, which were recently published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, are another example of transcend axis of the alimentary canal in human health. The points of contact between the intestinal microbiota, the group or community of bacteria that live in the human intestine, with the general health or even mental state of a person, are already known. However, research led by Emmanuel Adewe appears to have discovered a direct relationship between cognitive training and gut health.
The specialists concluded that intestinal disorders and Alzheimer’s disease, for example, may not only share a common genetic predisposition, but may also be affected by genetic changes that support educational achievement. This suggests that not only intensive cognitive improvement or brain training will have a positive effect on the brain or on protection against neurodegenerative diseases, But it also reduces the risk of intestinal diseases.
As part of a large-scale study, Australian scientists examined Genetic information for more than 766,000 peoplewith a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive traits, and intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroduodenitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
More education is more health
Specifically, they found higher levels of education and cognitive function Reduce the risk of intestinal disorders. The authors concluded that there is a strong and highly significant global inverse genetic association between cognitive traits and a variety of Gastrointestinal disorders.
from here, The results support education as a possible way to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disordersIn other words, policies aimed at increasing educational attainment or cognitive training might lead to a higher level of intelligence, which could lead to better health outcomes, including a significant reduction in the risk of gastrointestinal disorders.
Finally, scientists shed light on identification High incidence of dementia in the joints and gastroesophageal reflux disease, a piece of information that can help determine early diagnoses and possible treatments. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a risk factor for cognitive decline: detecting signs or symptoms of cognitive dysfunction in patients with this intestinal disorder It can speed up diagnosis and therapeutic approaches.
The relationship of cognition and Alzheimer’s disease to gastrointestinal disorders: extensive genetic overlap and Mendelian randomization analysis. Emmanuel O. Adewuyi et al. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms232416199