Gut microbiota and osteoporosis

Published on Feb 20, 2016in Journal of Southern Medical University
· DOI :10.3969/J.ISSN.1673-4254.2017.02.23
Yong-Quan Huang2
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Tao Jiang2
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+ 2 AuthorsQiuke Hou7
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Abstract
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.
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