You are what you host: microbiome modulation of the aging process

Cell. 2014 Jan 30;156(3):408-11. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.01.025.


The critical impact that microbiota have on health and disease makes the interaction between host and microbiome increasingly important as we evaluate therapeutics. Here, we highlight growing evidence that, beyond disease, microbes also affect the most fundamental of host physiological phenotypes, the rate of aging itself.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging*
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Longevity
  • Metagenome
  • Microbiota*
  • Models, Animal