Your gut is full of neurons and they are replaced every 2 weeks

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INNERSPACE IMAGING/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Chelsea Whyte in San Diego The neurons that make up your enteric nervous system – the “brain” in your gut – are almost entirely replaced every two weeks, a study in mice suggests. What’s more, an imbalance in the gut’s ability to repopulate itself with new neurons and clear out the dead ones could lead to Parkinson’s disease. “It’s problems with the balance of the turnover of cells, not the neurons themselves, that can cause gastrointestinal problems and diseases,