Yogurt Improves Gut Barrier Function

September 29, 2020

Harvard Study Shows Improvement in Gut Permeability Inflammatory Marker

Many individuals with autism have gastrointestinal issues which involve a “leaky gut”, or permeability of the gastrointestinal tract lining. The permeability allows substances to enter the bloodstream such as the inflammatory cytokine, soluble CD14, which is a marker of gut hyperpermeability. A new study looked at one way to possibly improve gut barrier function: eating regular amounts of yogurt. The study found that the consumption of 2 or more cups of yogurt a week may reduce or prevent gut permeability and lower the plasma concentrations of soluble CD14. The effect was particularly pronounced in men.

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