Healthy old-people's poo improves gut microbiome of mice

20-Mar-2020
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Gut microbiome is comprised of a varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses.
Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria, and Actinobacteria comprise 98% of the intestinal microbiome.
Poor gut microbiome could contribute to atherosclerosis, immune system decline, breast cancer, sarcopenia.
Researchers took fecal transplants from long-lived people and gave them to mice.
Increased their microbiome diversity, and improved their intestinal structure (aiding nutrient absorption).
Aging biomarkers lipofuscin and ß-galactosidase were also present in lower concentrations.
Beneficially, the presence of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium increased in the treated mice.
Also had greater a diversity of short-chain fatty acid producing genera (Roseburia, Faecalibacterium, Ruminococcus, Coprococcus).
Study by Sichuan Agricultural University published in the journal Aging.

Healthy gut means healthy body. Thought there are alternative ways of increasing probiotic bacteria!

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