Natural Compound Coupled with Gut Microbes May Prevent Severe Flu

A new study by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine reveals that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu by breaking down flavonoids, which are naturally occurring compounds commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine, and blueberries.

The Helmsley-supported study implicates that flavonoids, common in our diets, can work with gut microbes to protect humans from flu and other infections. This research is supportive in understanding the complex role the microbiome plays in the development of Crohn’s disease.

Read more from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.