Newly published findings in the journal Nature Metabolism present us with some very interesting research about gut microbiomes. Gut microbiomes include and are composed of all types of bacteria, protozoa and fungi that are found within the human gastrointestinal tract. The research, led by ISB Research Scientist Dr. Tomasz Wilmanski, presents a link between specific gut microbiome compositions and healthy aging trajectories.
The data shows that gut microbiomes become increasingly unique as individuals age, starting in mid-to-late adulthood. While these microbiomes are unique, the functions that they carry out share common traits with each other. “Interestingly, this uniqueness pattern appears to start in mid-life – 40-50 years old – and is associated with a clear blood metabolomic signature, suggesting that these microbiome changes may not simply be diagnostic of healthy aging, but that they may also contribute directly to health as we age,” stated Wilmanski.
Read the full article here: https://isbscience.org/news/2021/02/18/gut-microbiome-implicated-in-healthy-aging-and-longevity/