February 21, 2024


Health is important

People who live to 100 have unique gut bacteria signatures

An illustration of the gut microbiome.

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People who reside to age 100 and beyond might have particular intestine microbes that aid ward off infections, according to a new review from Japan.

The benefits suggest that these bacteria, and the particular compounds they produce — identified as “secondary bile acids” — could lead to a healthier intestine and, in turn, healthier ageing.