High salt intake alters gut bacteria composition, reducing the number of multiple beneficial species. This may contribute to inflammation and elevated blood pressure.
The human gut is home to trillions of microbes, which modulate health and disease.
A recent study shows that gut flora imbalance before spinal cord injury impairs functional recovery and aggravates neuropathology. On the other hand, feeding mice probiotics after a spinal cord injury confers neuroprotection and improves functional recovery.