August 21, 2020
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to explore age-related, chronic low-grade inflammation and changes in the gut microbiome. The grant (R01AG068857), which began August 15, provides $2.4 million over five years.
Chronic low-grade inflammation that develops with age is known as inflammaging, and it plays an important role in the rate of aging and age-related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Inflammaging is likely the consequence of a dysfunctional relationship between an imbalanced gut microbiome and the immune system.
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