Gut microbiota a key player in healthy aging

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by Martina Morandi

Extrinsic factors, such as lifestyle, diet, medication, physical activity, are essential in the control of human healthy aging and they can have a significant impact on gut microbiota. The latter is not a static entity, but it changes throughout the lifespan becoming increasingly unique to individuals with age. Several studies have investigating the gut microbiota of centenarians and supercentenarians showing that even if …

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The importance of fiber in the maintenance of human gut microbiota health

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by Martina Morandi

Food is one of the most singularly important factors in overall health and a healthy diet is the cornerstone for a healthier life. Generally speaking, a diverse gut microbiota is considered to be more beneficial for the host, this is because the more species of bacteria you have, the greater number of benefits they may be able to contribute to. A diet rich of different food types can lead to …

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Promoting intestinal stem cell renewal with a proper dietary design in psychological stress-induced gut disorders

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by Martina Morandi

The host-microbe interaction plays a key role in maintaining homeostasis. Nevertheless, this interaction can be disturbed by several factors, for example, daily dietary nutrients can shape gut microbiota. In particular, proteins and fibers have the strongest …


Microbiota transplantation may not be as advantageous as dietary interventions in the treatment of NAFLD

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by Martina Morandi

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a common disorder characterised by an excessive accumulation of fat in the liver that begins from a mild steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that left untreated can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.