Gut Bacteria Linked to Age-Related Diseases
We have highlighted before the growing evidence of the health benefits of healthy gut bacteria. Now, a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, demonstrated that chronic inflammation in the elderly — believed to behind many age-related diseases — is due to imbalances in intestinal bacteria. While the research involved mice, it is believed that the mechanisms are the same in humans, where low-grade chronic inflammation is connected to life-limiting conditions such as stroke, dementia and cardiovasuclar disease. The main implication of this discovery is the need for older adults to have more “good” bacteria in their guts than “bad” bacteria, something that can be aided by good nutrition.
You can increase the good bacteria in your gut with a quality probiotic supplement.
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