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Irritable bowel syndrome patients found to suffer higher rates of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Date: 09/01/2024

"As we continue to learn more about how gut health affects health elsewhere it is important that clinicians look for and manage somatic co-morbidities in IBS patients."

Autistic individuals have increased risk of chronic physical health conditions across the whole body

Date: 25/09/2023

"We are aware of the risks of mental health conditions in autistic people, but this new research identifies their risks of physical health conditions too. We need to urgently re-evaluate current health care systems to improve support for autistic people."

Health organisations call on retailers to commit to restrictions on multibuy promotions

Date: 22/06/2023

Leading health charities, food campaigners and medical bodies have written to the UK's major food and drink retailers urging them to implement the regulations on junk food multibuy promotions, despite a government U-turn on the policy.

One in ten people experience frequent meal-related abdominal pain

Date: 05/10/2021

People who experience meal-related abdominal pain more frequently experience other gastrointestinal symptoms and more regularly fulfill criteria for disorders of the gut brain interactions, including common conditions such as IBS, bloating and abdominal distension.

Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

Date: 03/09/2021

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, according to a new study.

The Gut-Brain Axis Is More Important Than We Thought

Date: 22/03/2021

Gut-brain research continues to provide extraordinary insight into the effect microbes have on our mental health, and a new Chinese study ups the ante.

Adding triglyceride-lowering Omega-3 based medication to statins may lower stroke risk

Date: 11/03/2021

New research has suggested that taking icosapent ethyl is a new way to further reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atherosclerosis or who are at high risk of stroke, who have elevated triglyceride levels and are already taking statins.

Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome

Date: 13/01/2021

KU Leuven researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more efficient treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances.

New free resources launched to help children eat more vegetables

Date: 02/11/2020

Children's acceptance of vegetables can be boosted purely through increasing visual familiarity, and therefore this project's aim is to build on this research, while developing a series of accessible resources to help parents introduce more vegetables to their children.

Study: Habitual low fibre consumption in IBD exacerbates dysbiosis

Date: 25/09/2020

Most patients with IBD habitually consume inadequate amounts of dietary fibre which may have negative effects on the gut microbiome and contribute to dysbiosis

Review finds vitamin D and some minerals might benefit fibromyalgia sufferers

Date: 24/08/2020

A new review has found some promise for the use of vitamin D and mineral supplementation to support fibromyalgia sufferers. There was less evidence in favor of vitamins C and E and probiotics, however.

27 January 2020 - Eurekalert - Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

Date: 27/01/2020

Project is the first to test green algae on symptoms related to human digestion.

Common Drugs Affect Composition, Function of the Gut Microbiome

Date: 04/11/2019

Proton-pump inhibitors, metformin and several other commonly used drugs markedly alter the taxonomic structure and metabolic function as well as antibiotic-resistance genes in the gut microbiome.

1 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Melancholic microbiome? EU-backed project publishes recommendations for diet and mood

Date: 01/11/2019

People with depression or vulnerability to depression should be encouraged to eat plant-based diets with higher levels of grains, fibres and fish, according to new recommendations published by the MyNetGut consortium.

‘Intriguing’: Prebiotics may protect against detrimental effects of early life stress

Date: 06/08/2019

Early life stress, such as maternal separation, may cause long-term alterations to brain neurochemistry and the gut microbiome. The potential is there to modulate these detrimental effects using interventions such as prebiotics.

Public in the dark about gut health, survey reveals

Date: 18/07/2019

What does the general public know about the importance of their microbiome, where do they go for information and what do they do to improve their gut health? A healthcare company-sponsored survey set out to investigate.

Gut-brain axis may be bridge linking chronic pain with microbiome changes

Date: 21/06/2019

A Canadian study reveals the gut bacteria’s relationship with chronic pain in findings that identify changes in the gut microbiome in people with fibromyalgia.

29 April 2019 - Psychology Today - The Carnivore Diet for Mental Health?

Date: 29/04/2019

How plant-free diets affect the brain

25 April 2019 - Nutraingredients - Probiotic strain makes use of gut-brain axis to aid stress management, study finds

Date: 25/04/2019

A probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum appears to improve the ability to respond and cope with stress as research provides more proof of the bidirectional communication between the gut and brain.

30 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gastrointestinal complaints in children could signal future mental health problems

Date: 30/03/2019

A study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity.