Medical research

Does dietary restriction protect against age-related leaky gut?

Flies eating a Spartan diet are protected from leaky gut and the systemic inflammation associated with it as they age. Conversely, flies on a rich Atkins-like diet are more prone to developing intestinal permeability, a condition ...

Medical research

Gut mast cells are influenced by antibiotics

Gut microbiota can influence intestinal mast cells (MMC) activation through the ingestion of fat, according to findings published in Gastroenterology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn's disease in pilot study

New research published in this month's edition of United European Gastroenterology journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver injury in NASH leads to a leaky gut

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the more severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that can progress to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, is associated with leakiness of the intestinal wall, which in turn ...

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