Link Between Gut Microbes and Age-Related Inflammation

The body''s immune system begins to gradually deteriorate with advancement in age. This is associated with systemic inflammation, which is one of the strong risk factors of death among the elderly. In a study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, gut microbes have been shown to be associated with age-associated inflammation as well as premature death. Imbalances are caused in the intestine due to changes in the composition of gut microbes. This in turn, lead to leaky intestines that release bacterial products, triggering inflammation.

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