The take-home message
At the end of the day, the question is, how can these findings be applied to improve the quality of a patient’s life? This study opens doors to various possibilities. First, testing different regimens of PA treatment (dosage, time of administration, route), combined with standard therapies, will be pivotal to maximize therapeutic benefits. Second, exploring the prophylactic potential of PA treatment in individuals at risk for MS development will be invaluable to prevent or delay the disease onset (here again, various regimens will have to be tested). All of these studies will have to be performed in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials to draw definitive conclusions.
The study conducted by Duscha et al. presents a proof of concept for the clinical benefits of postbiotics. This may seem like a small step, but after all, such are most first steps.
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