For those with heart disease risk factors, daily consumption of green tea extract can reduce blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering inflammation and decreasing "leaky gut". Green tea extract may prove to be effective at relieving some risks of metabolic syndrome.
A new study reveals a genetic link between Alzheimer's disease and several gut-related disorders. Researchers report Alzheimer's patients and those with intestinal disorders have specific genes in common. The findings add to the evidence the gut-brain axis may play a role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders.
Recent antibiotic use impacts the way in which people pay attention to negative facial expressions. Findings shed light on how antibiotic use can increase the risks of depression.
Polyphenols can reduce inflammation in older people by altering the intestinal microbiota and inducing the production of indole 3-propionic acid.
Researchers say the gut microbiome may be a viable targetable biomarker to improve immunotherapy responses in those with glioblastoma and a range of other cancers.
A newly invented soft, implantable probe can interface between gut and brain tissue, measuring both dopamine and serotonin levels. The device has applications for depression, Parkinson's disease, and intestinal disorders.
Transplanting fecal microbiota from young mice to older mice reversed hallmark signs of aging in the gut, brains, and eyes. Transplanting the fecal microbiota from old to young mice had the reverse effect, inducing inflammation in the brain and depleting a key protein associated with healthy vision.
Microbes in the gut influence what an animal chooses to eat. Altering the microbiome resulted in changes to preferred diets.