Is Theory of Leaky Gut Syndrome Full of Holes?

Nutritional supplements may provide symptom relief despite uncertainty about leaky gut theory

Humans are complex creatures yearning for simple answers. Just as we search for a panacea—that single drug or supplement or food ingredient that will heal all ills (and maybe dodge the effects of aging while we’re at it)—we seek panacea’s disease corollary: that single gene or molecule or biological trigger at the root of all illnesses.

Many believe they have found it: leaky gut syndrome.

Generally, the thin epithelial lining of t

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