High-fibre diet can reduce brain inflammation caused by ageing

Dietary fibre — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — reduces brain inflammation during ageing, finds a study. Dietary fibre promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut. When these bacteria digest fibre, they produce short-chain-fatty-acids (SCFAs), including butyrate, as by-products. “Butyrate is of interest because it has been shown to…