|LUSTGARTEN, MICHAEL - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
Submitted to: Frontiers in Physiology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/7/2019
Publication Date: 11/26/2019
Citation: Lustgarten, M. 2019. The role of the gut microbiome on skeletal muscle mass and physical function: 2019 update. Frontiers in Physiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01435.
Technical Abstract: Within the past year, several studies have reported a positive role for the gut microbiome on the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass, evidence that contrasts previous reports of a negative role for the gut microbiome on the maintenance of whole body lean mass. The purpose of this mini-review is to clarify these seemingly discordant findings, and to review recently published studies that further elucidate the gut-muscle axis.