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Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Americans

Probiotics for Elders

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  • Recent research shows microflora in seniors living in long-term care facilities is less diverse, and significantly correlates with measures of frailty, co-morbidity, markers of inflammation and other factors that contribute to aging and death. According to the authors, seniors may need certain dietary supplements to improve their microbial health


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