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Tag: gut microbiome

May 20, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that age-related cognitive impairment and inflammation can be caused in young rats simply by giving them gut microbe populations from the guts of aged rats. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria,...
April 20, 2020
A new review sheds light on the connection between chronic age-related inflammation, modern lifestyles, and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Inflammaging is the link between the microbiome, aging, and Alzheimer's disease Aging is accompanied by a chronic, smoldering background of inflammation known as inflammaging. This backdrop of low-grade inflammation contributes significantly to mortality risk in...
April 10, 2020
A new study has shown how the microbiome, the complex ecosystem of microbes that inhabit our digestive system, protects the health of the gut from the very moment we are born. What is the microbiome? The gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem populated by a myriad of archaea, eukarya, viruses, and bacteria. Four...
March 30, 2020
A new study published recently in BMC Microbiology shows that both aging and dietary fat intake both can change the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut for the worse. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes,...
March 20, 2020
Researchers have transferred bacteria from the guts of long-lived people to those of mice, and the results have some interesting implications for healthy aging and show why maintaining a good microbial balance in the gut is one of the keys of staying healthy as we age. The gut microbiome The gut microbiome is comprised of...
February 14, 2020
A new study published in mSystems, a journal from the American Society for Microbiology, shows that the skin and mouth microbiomes are better predictors of age than the gut microbiome. A very broad study The authors used a very large population that is highly impressive among studies of this kind. Previously, a team containing some...