Studies are beginning to show that the microbiome is a surprisingly accurate biological clock, able to predict the age of many.
While significant progress has been made to understand the complex community that is the gut microbiome earlier in life, it is only recently that we have begun to research its deterioration later in life. Scientists are now recognizing the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many diseases common in old age.
To find out more about the gut microbiome and ageing, explore the following scientific resources.
Science digests and blogs
The microbiome and ageing
The bacteria in your gut may reveal your true age
Buford, T.W. .
(Dis)Trust your gut: the gut microbiome in age-related inflammation, health, and disease. .
Leung, K., Thuret ,S. .
Gut Microbiota: A Modulator of Brain Plasticity and Cognitive Function in Ageing..
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Kong, F., Deng, F., Li, Y., Zhao, J. .
Identification of gut microbiome signatures associated with longevity provides a promising modulation target for healthy aging..
Gut microbes, 2018. . Doi: DOI:10.1080/19490976.2018.1494102
Biagi, E., Franceschi, C., Rampelli, S. .
Gut microbiota and extreme longevity. .
Current Biology, 1480-1485 (2016).. Doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.016
Nagpal, R., Mainali, R., Ahmadi, S., et al. .
Gut microbiome and aging: Physiological and mechanistic insights..
Nutrition and Healthy Aging, (2017).. Doi: DOI: 10.3233/NHA-170030
Tan, T., Wei, Z., Chen, J., et al. .
Save your gut, save your age: The role of the microbiome in stem cell ageing. .
Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 4866-4875 (2019). . Doi: Doi: 10.1111/jcmm.14373.
Choi, J., Hur, T., Hong, Y. .
Influence of altered gut microbiota composition on aging and aging-related diseases. .
Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1-7 (2018).