Many people struggle with sugar cravings, and now we have a better understanding of how the gut senses sugars (and why artificial sweeteners don't curb those cravings)
The diversity in species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences associated with autism, rather than the cause of their symptoms.
Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people
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.
A sensing mechanism associated with the gut microbiome explains how fenchol, a compound abundant in basil, reduces neurotoxicity in the Alzheimer's brain, according to a new study.
Where do all the gases go?
Gas-related symptoms are associated with poorer quality of life, and higher stress, anxiety and depression.
A new research review is the first to identify a pattern in the gut microbiome across the psychological conditions depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis/schizophrenia and anxiety.
The gut contains sensors that rapidly send messages to the brain to help it decide what foods to eat, how well to sleep and even whether to feel pain.
Research introduces a novel approach to reverse aspects of aging-related deterioration in the brain and cognitive function via the microbes in the gut.
This new study showed show that taking the microbiome from young mice and transplanting them into old mice, reversed many of the effects of ageing on learning and memory and immune impairments.
This study shows for the first time that the gut microbiota of children with autism is abnormally developed and lags that of age-matched peers.
The findings suggest reducing widespread antibiotic use or using alternatives, when possible, to prevent neurodevelopment problems.
This study has uncovered a whole new area of therapeutic options and should give real hope to fibromyalgia patients.
A new study has found gut microbes that metabolize tryptophan—an essential amino acid—secrete small molecules called indoles, which stimulate the development of new brain cells in adults.
Researchers used a mouse model to determine the key dietary factors affecting the gut microbiome and how they contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
The different nerve cells in the control center of the vagus nerve innervate different regions of the gut, and control satiety and BloodSugar levels - this could play an important role in future therapeutic strategies against obesity and diabetes
This study adds to the mounting evidence connecting the gut microbiota with the gut–brain axis, where the initial stages of gut colonization and assemblage may be linked with neurodevelopmental outcomes with potential long-term associations.
The study found that those who received a daily dose of prebiotics improved mental wellbeing by reducing anxiety levels and had better gut health than the control group.
A new study has found that the human gut microbiota largely reaches an adult-like composition by five years of age, but important differences remain. Several bacterial taxa that have been associated with human health are acquired late in childhood and have not reached their adult abundance by five years of age.