Researchers flouting clinical reporting rules, and linking gut microbes to heart disease and diabetes

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Sarah Crespi sat down with Distinguished Scholar, Brett Finlay to discuss his findings on the connection between noncommunicable diseases and the microbes that live in our guts. Finlay recently published a study pointing to a connection between non-communicable disease and microbes. Non-communicable diseases (including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer) account for 41 million of all deaths globally, but the spread of non-communicable diseases has been focused on genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors; Finlay's research suggests that there should be an additional focus on microbes. 

Brett Finlay is a Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Professor, a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the CIFAR Humans and Microbes program. He is also co-author of the book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. Dr. Finlay is the author of over 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals and served as editor of several professional publications for many years.