Spirulina Protects against Hepatic Inflammation in Aging: An Effect Related to the Modulation of the Gut Microbiota?

@inproceedings{Neyrinck2017SpirulinaPA,
  title={Spirulina Protects against Hepatic Inflammation in Aging: An Effect Related to the Modulation of the Gut Microbiota?},
  author={Audrey M Neyrinck and Bernard Taminiau and Hannah Walgrave and Georges Daube and Patrice D Cani and Laure B Bindels and Nathalie M Delzenne},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2017}
}
Aging predisposes to hepatic dysfunction and inflammation that can contribute to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Spirulina, a cyanobacterium used as a food additive or food supplement, has been shown to impact immune function. We have tested the potential hepatoprotective effect of a Spirulina in aged mice and to determine whether these effects can be related to a modulation of the gut microbiota. Old mice have been fed a standard diet supplemented with or without 5… CONTINUE READING

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