Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Leafy Greens and Healthy Guts

"Researchers from the Walters + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia found that innate lymphoid cells, which are a kind of immune cell, promote good intestinal health by keeping "bad" bacteria out of the intestine, and helping to control or prevent conditions like bowel cancer, food allergy and inflammatory disease.

And now, researchers have pinpointed a gene, called T-bet, that produces these innate lymphoid cells -- and the activity of this gene responds to signals from food."

Leafy Greens Could Play Important Role In Maintaining A Healthy Gut, Study Finds