It is rightly said that you are what you eat. The food you consume not only affects the way you look but how you feel as well. Since your body derives nutrition from each and everything that enters your body, you need to make a conscious effort to put only the right things into it. There is something called the gut-brain axis, which shows the link between the health of your gut and your ability to focus and your mood. It shows how the microbiome in your gut influences not only your mood but also your memory and your overall mental health. And your brain isn’t the only thing your gut is linked to. The more we learn about the microbiome, the more we come to know that it is connected to almost every aspect of our health. And now, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Pathology, chronic liver inflammation is linked to the typical Western diet and the bacteria present in the gut. This shows how our bodies are so delicately balanced, and it
How Is The Western Diet Linked To Liver Inflammation?
Those who suffer from liver disease often have reduced amounts of a bile acid receptor called farnesoid X receptor (FXR) due to which researchers often use mice who are FXR deficient in order to study liver disease. So for the study, two sets of mice were put on two different types of diets. One set was fed a control diet and the other was fed a typical Western diet, which consisted of high fat and high sugar,
What Is The Link Between Gut Health And Liver Health?
The researchers administered different types of antibiotics to the mice in order to treat the liver inflammation. They then discovered that the antibiotics were effective in reducing liver inflammation in the mice that were eating a normal diet. But for the mice that were on the Western diet,
Since the liver gets almost 70 percent of its blood supply from the intestine, it is extremely important to keep your gut healthy. You should make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of unhealthy fats and sugar in your diet and to increase your consumption of probiotics, which can help you prevent and treat liver inflammation and disease.
|↑1||Jena, Prasant K., Lili Sheng, Hui-Xin Liu, Karen M. Kalanetra, Annie Mirsoian, William J. Murphy, Samuel W. French, Viswanathan V. Krishnan, David A. Mills, and Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan. “Western diet–induced dysbiosis in farnesoid X receptor knockout mice causes persistent hepatic inflammation after antibiotic treatment.” The American journal of pathology 187, no. 8 (2017): 1800-1813.|