On your way back from space? Watch out for leaky gut

Experiencing the weightlessness of space could compromise the ability of the gut epithelial barrier to keep foreign cells out of the body, according to study results published in Scientific Reports.“Our findings have implications for our understanding of the effects of space travel on intestinal function of astronauts in space, as well as their capacity to withstand the effects of agents that compromise intestinal epithelial barrier function following their return to Earth,” Declan F. McCole, PhD, of the division of biomedical sciences at the University of California, Riverside,Read More

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