Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 108-111.

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Advances in research on the relationship between intestinal microbiota and frailty

NIU Xiao-dan, GUO Jing-bo, WANG Hui-lin, CHI Jun-ting, RUAN Hai-hui, TAO Hong-xia, WANG Yan-hong*   

  1. School of Nursing, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730030, China
  • Received:2020-03-01 Revised:2020-05-27 Online:2021-01-05 Published:2020-12-30
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Abstract: The quantity of human intestinal microbiota is large and diverse, its changes with age. Intestinal microbiota is closely related to the frailty of the elderly, and can be potential risk factor in the occurrence and development of frailty with different mechanisms. Therefore, the study of the relationship between frailty and intestinal microbiota in elderly patients is of great significance to the regulation of intestinal microbiota in elderly patients with frailty, so that the elderly at risk of frailty can get timely and necessary intervention and help.

Key words: intestinal microbiota, frailty, frailty phenotype, cognitive frailty

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