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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

10:00 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds—called flavonoids—commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.

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