For the past two decades, scientists have known that gut bacteria, which is home to billions of bacteria in your stomach, is important for mental health, the immune system, and more.
One of the most recent gut health studies uses a surprise transplant to investigate how our bacteria influences aging in mice.
According to one recent study, older mice with gut bacteria transplants from young mice have better brain function and behavior. This mice model sheds light on how our nutrition and the contents of our stomachs influence the appearance of our brains as we age.
Researchers discovered that transferring the bacteria of young mice into the intestines of aged animals improves their cognitive performance. This is the first study to reveal a link between the transplanting of younger mice‘s gut bacteria into older mice and enhanced brain functions in older animals.
For more information check out https://www.inverse.com/science/gut-aging