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Growing research suggests gut microbes are involved not only in all aspects of body function, but also in healthy aging. New findings show that the gut microbiome could help restore aging-related immune and cognitive impairments.

Does gut microbiome development end by age 3?

29 Sep 2021

by Andreu Prados

Although it was previously thought that the infant gut microbiota would attain an adult-like structure by the age of 3, recent studies have suggested that the gut community of microorganisms continues to evolve in both pre-adolescents and 20-year-olds.

The purpose of the article is to uncover how dietary components and long-term dietary patterns interact with and influence gut microbiota composition and function and intestinal inflammation.

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Gut health benefits begin in pregnancy

10 Nov 2021

by Cristina Sáez

Assumed for a long-time immune system training started after birth, when mom’s microbiota started colonizing the newborn, Yale University scientists point out that process may have begun much earlier, in utero.

Restrictive diets in terms of calories and nutrients are widespread among people. Although this type of diets could help with weight loss in the short term, their long-term effects on the gut microbiome and overall health remain unknown.

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Fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi and kombucha, have gained increasing popularity on the market shelves and consumers’ basket. Scientists at Stanford University elucidate how fermented foods may alter gut microbiota profile and reduce inflammatory markers.

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic debilitating inflammatory bowel disease with no curative treatment currently available. INRAE scientists have developed a novel predictive model of disease progression in pediatric patients that integrates both gut microbiota and host inflammation data.

Fecal microbiota transplantation is being studied in the context of metabolic health, beyond its use for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection. A new proof-of-principle study reveals that supplementing low-fermentable fiber following fecal microbiota transplantation may improve insulin sensitivity in individuals with severe obesity.