Probiotics and Diet Fight Dysbiosis in Obesity
Source: International Probiotics Association
As a new year begins, resolutions to lose the added weight from holiday feasting are very popular. New avenues of accomplishing those goals are growing.
Obesity and Aging
For example, much research points to the gut microbiota as a key element in metabolic disorders such as obesity. Statistics on obesity rates are dismal: obesity is growing for every age cohort and in the elderly, incidence has nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016. This presents an extra challenge because gastrointestinal function declines with age, making a return to optimum gut microbe homeostasis more difficult.
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