Dietary fiber in the gut may help with skin allergies

Dietary fiber in the gut may help with skin allergies

A Monash University study exploring the emerging gut-skin axis has found that microbial fermentation of dietary fibre in the gut can protect against allergic skin disease.

Journal Reference:

Aurélien Trompette, Julie Pernot, Olaf Perdijk, Rayed Ali A. Alqahtani, Jaime Santo Domingo, Dolores Camacho-Muñoz, Nicholas C. Wong, Alexandra C. Kendall, Andreas Wiederkehr, Laurent P. Nicod, Anna Nicolaou, Christophe von Garnier, Niki D. J. Ubags, Benjamin J. Marsland. Gut-derived short-chain fatty acids modulate skin barrier integrity by promoting keratinocyte metabolism and differentiation. Mucosal Immunology, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41385-022-00524-9

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