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Probiotic Bulletin

Issue 20

GUT MICROBIAL CHANGES IN LATER LIFE

It is clear that as we age we see changes in the gut microbiome. This issue discusses the patterns in the changes we see and why these may occur.

Professor Paul O'Toole (University of College Cork, Ireland) was amongst the eminent speakers at the 2013 International Yakult Symposium in London (See page 6 for the full report). We interviewed him to find out about his latest work on the fascinating ELDERMET project which looks at comparing the gut microbial profile of elderly individuals in different environments.

 

 

Issue 20