Snapshot Science – Nitric Oxide to stave off disease

Communication is between the gut and brain is quickly becoming an important topic in the health world and with trillions of bacteria in the gut what we’re discovering now is only the tip of the iceberg.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School have shown Nitric oxide produced by bacteria in the gut has the ability to alter gene expression. This is further proof that bacteria within us can communicate and give instructions to our body.
Disruptions in the Nitric oxide mechanism in this study has long been associated with diseases such as diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Although there is no known sweet spot for Nitric oxide levels in the body, this research suggests that a diet lacking in Nitric oxide may play a role in the development of such diseases.

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