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Tag: gut

June 25, 2020
A new study has seen researchers alter the balance of harmful bacteria in the gut microbiome to reduce cholesterol and reverse atherosclerosis in mice fed a high-fat Western diet. What is the gut microbiome? The gut microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla...
June 19, 2020
Can we use the bacteria in our gut to measure how biologically old we are? Some researchers certainly think we can and have developed a microbiome clock that examines the bacteria living in our guts to predict our age. The microbiome The gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem populated by a myriad of...
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...
April 03, 2020
A new study suggests that the enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) appears to help to prevent age-related loss of intestinal barrier integrity in mice, fruit flies, and potentially humans. Improving intestinal barrier integrity There can now be little doubt that the decline of intestinal barrier integrity and the resulting inflammation play an important role in...
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,...