Your gut might protect your brain from infection

the gut helps protect the brain from infection
Stolp HB, Liddelow SA, Sá-Pereira I, Dziegielewska KM and Saunders NR (2013) Immune responses at brain barriers and implications for brain development and neurological function in later life. Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:61. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00061

The close interconnection between the gut and the central nervous system is already well described, what is new is the possibility of some of the brain’s defense systems originating in the gut.

New research in mice published in the journal Nature found that immune cells are first trained in the gut and then migrate to the brain, where they exert their protective effects.

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