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Human Intestinal Microbiota and Healthy Aging 

Human Intestinal Microbiota and Healthy Aging
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Human Intestinal Microbiota and Healthy Aging
Author(s):

S. Melanie Lee

and Helen Lavretsky

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199380862.003.0005
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date: 07 April 2020

This chapter reviews the physiological changes in bowel function and immune function with aging, in connection to gut microbiota.. The chapter also explores a potential link between the gut microbiome changes and various aging-related disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer). It also reviews the literature on how manipulating the gut flora with diet and probiotics may have beneficial outcomes.

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