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Human Intestinal Microbiota and Healthy Aging

S. Melanie Lee and Helen Lavretsky

in Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

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Published in print December 2015 | ISBN: 9780199380862
Published online March 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199380879 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199380862.003.0005
Human Intestinal Microbiota and Healthy Aging

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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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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Geriatric Medicine

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