Sleeping disorders and Parkinsons could be transferred by faecal transplants scientists fear

first_imgBut experts studying the microbiome – or bacterial population of the gut – have recently discovered that transferring bacteria from a person suffering from autoimmune diseases like… Faecal transplants could inadvertently transfer sleeping disorders, jet lag, obesity and even Parkinson’s disease, scientists fear. In 2016 the NHS opened its first frozen faecal bank at Portsmouth Hospital and there are now hundreds of online videos demonstrating how to carry out a DIY procedure at home.center_img The practice of transferring bacteria from a healthy bowel to repopulate the gut of patients suffering serious infections, such as Clostridium difficile infection (C. diff), has grown in popularity in recent years.last_img