Study suggests ‘non-communicable’ diseases might be spread through gut bacteria

January 17, 2020

PWIAS Distinguished Professor Brett Finlay recently published a study pointing to a connection between non-communicable disease and microbes. Non-communicable diseases 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.