Gut bacteria may guard against diabetes that comes with aging

Old mice lose one type of friendly microbe, triggering a hallmark of the disease

gut bacterium

GUT GUARDIAN  A friendly gut bacterium called Akkermansia muciniphila (shown) may help protect against type 2 diabetes. Those bacteria are lost with aging, setting the stage for the disease.

N. Ottman et al/Frontiers in Microbiology 2016

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