Study provides evidence of gut dysbiosis associated with Huntington's disease. Some of the gut measures were associated with disease symptoms such as movement and cognitive impairment. The findings could provide a new avenue of treatment for the neurodegenerative disease.
Inflammation caused by opioid use to both the brain and gut may exacerbate symptoms of negative emotions associated with withdrawal. Targeting the inflammation could help alleviate the negative experiences of opioid withdrawal and prevent dependence.