Excess dietary salt may weaken immunity against bacteria in kidneys

Excess dietary salt may weaken immunity against bacteria in kidneys

Eating more than the recommended amount of salt disrupts the antibacterial function of a type of immune cell, research in mice and humans has found. Share on PinterestAdding too much salt to meals could make it harder for the immune system to destroy bacteria in some human organs. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), […]
Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

A study in mice suggests that by infiltrating tumors and ramping up the body’s immune response, a type of gut bacteria could be a valuable ally in cancer treatment. In recent years, research has shown that the communities of bacteria that live in our guts — known as...
Gut bacteria may be linked to type 2 diabetes

Gut bacteria may be linked to type 2 diabetes

A study has found that there may be an association between bacteria in parts of the body and type 2 diabetes. Share on PinterestThe bacteria in our guts may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. The latest research lays the ground for future work to...