Photo: P. Kundu et al. / Science Translational Medicine
An international group of scientists found that the bacteria in the intestinal microflora has the potential to improve human health and prolong life. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
During the experiments, young mice, living only six weeks, transplanted microbes from the gut of rodents old age of 24 months. Eight weeks later the animals increased the growth of the tissues of the intestine and increased the number of new neurons in the brain. Neurogenesis was associated with the bacteria production of short chain fatty acid butyrate.
Butyrate is produced in the process of microbial fermentation of dietary fibers in the lower part of the intestine and stimulates the production of the hormone called FGF21. The latter plays an important role in energy regulation and metabolism in the body. With age, the production of butyrate is reduced.
Researchers believe that ghb may exert a regenerative effect on the tissue affected by the stroke, a damaged spine, and also reduces accelerated aging and reduced cognitive functions. In addition, it reduces the risk of intestinal inflammation and rejuvenates tissue.
Video, photo All from Russia.