Mini Review
Volume 9 Issue 5 - 2022
Aging and the Impact on the Intestinal Microbiota
Carlos Castañeda Guillot1,2*
1Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous Regional University of Los Andes, Ambato, Ecuador
2Consulting Professor, Senior Research, Medical Faculty Calixto Garcia, Medical University of La Habana, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Carlos Castañeda-Guillot, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous Regional University of Los Andes, Ambato, Ecuador.
Received: February 09, 2022; Published: April 22, 2022


The intestinal microbiota participates, with its various actions in the function of intestinal homeostasis and the protection of the intestinal immune balance. The objective of this review article is to draw attention to the interaction of the intestinal microbiota with aging, the changes that occur during its process, and the role of diet in maintaining the physiological process for a healthy state of the intestinal microbiota. The role of nutrients, and especially of probiotic foods and those with a prebiotic effect, has been reviewed.

Keywords: Gut Microbiota; Aging; Diet; Food Components


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Citation: Carlos Castañeda Guillot. “Aging and the Impact on the Intestinal Microbiota”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 9.5 (2022): 21-26.

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