The microbiome and disease: reviewing the links between the oral microbiome, aging, and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Shoemark2015TheMA,
  title={The microbiome and disease: reviewing the links between the oral microbiome, aging, and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Deborah K. Shoemark and Shelley J. Allen},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={
          725-38
        }
}
This review, gathered from diverse sources, shows how our microbiome influences health and ultimately how well we age. Evidence linking oral bacteria to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is discussed in the context of aging, drawing together data from epidemiological, experimental, genetic, and environmental studies. Immunosenescence results in increased bacterial load as cell-mediated and humoral immune responses wane. The innate immune system gradually takes over; contributing to the rise in… 

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