Age-associated Inflammation Drives Macrophage Dysfunction

Posted by: | April 18, 2017 | Comments

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Gut microbes are one of the culprits behind age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice, a new study has found. Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear.

Imbalances in the composition of gut microbes in older mice cause the intestines to become leaky, allowing the release of bacterial products that trigger inflammation and impair immune function.

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