Gut Health and Strokes
Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered how a metabolite made by gut bacteria can affect the severity of a stroke and recovery from one. High levels of TMAO, a compound made in the gut after microbe consumption of animal products, are already known to be associated with heart disease, aging, and increased stroke risk. Cleveland Clinic’s research focused on the link “between gut bacteria and stroke, as mediated by TMAO production.”
By transferring fecal samples from two human subjects with different TMAO levels into microbe-free mouse models and inducing strokes, researchers found a difference in stroke severity and post-stroke functionality. They also found that when the gene encoding for Cut C, an enzyme produced by a type of gut bacteria, was silenced, the severity of stroke in animals decreased and post-stroke recovery improved.
Researchers suggest the best approach for treatment is dietary intervention, since further research into TMAO and Cut C still needs to be done. Because Western and red-meat-rich diets increase TMAO levels, Weifei Zhu suggests alternating to plant-based sources of protein.
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Haridy, R. (2021, June 17). Researchers discover how gut bacteria can influence stroke severity. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/microbiome-gut-bacteria-stroke-severity-tmao/?utm_source=New+Atlas+Subscribers&utm_campaign=aba76c0539-