Diet rich in fibre found to reduce the chances of infectious disorders in animals, study suggests
-Research study, conducted in University of Michigan, evaluated the role of fibre rich diet in protecting the colon from infectious diseases.
-Recent preliminary research suggests, natural microbes in the animal (mouse) when starved of fibre, munched onto the natural mucus layer of the gut, eventually leading to the erosion of the colon wall, increasing the risk for an infectious digestive disorder.
-Experts are yet to validate the findings in the human model. However, they are of the opinion that the findings shall hold true in case of humans as well.
-Findings from the study suggest that a diet rich in fibre can effectively prevent the onset of infectious disorders.
-Findings were published in The Cell
Source: The Cell