[Gut microbiota and osteoporosis]

Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2016 Feb 20;37(2):278-282. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-4254.2017.02.23.
[Article in Chinese]


The rapidly evolving aging society in China is associated with increased incidences of osteoporosis and fractures, which have become common health problems that threaten the quality of life of the elderly. Gut microbiota colonizing in the human intestinal tract form a mutual symbiotic relationship with the host and play an important role in the metabolism and immune regulation of the host. In recent years increasing studies have demonstrated that gut microbiota not only affect the digestive system but also contribute to the disease conditions involving the immune system, and have a close relationship with the occurrence and progression of osteoporosis. This review summarizes the progress and hotspots in recent researches of the associations among gut microbiota, the immune system, osteoporosis.


Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging
  • China
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Microbiota
  • Osteoporosis / microbiology*
  • Quality of Life

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