For Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, please visit coronavirus.wvu.edu.

WVU in the News: 15 Gut Health Research Breakthroughs That Could Change Everything

Reader's Digest article features WVU Ph.D. student quote

WVU in the News: 15 Gut Health Research Breakthroughs That Could Change Everything

Gut bacteria could help stroke victims

The gut doesn’t just impact the brain: It appears the brain impacts the gut as well. A recent study in mice showed that strokes unfavorably altered their gut bacteria and intestinal tissue even a month after the event, which could weaken nutrition and compromise stroke recovery. The unbalanced gut bacteria could also have negative effects on the recovering brain’s function and behavior.

Read more of this article from Reader's Digest, quoting WVU School of Medicine graduate student Allison Brichacek