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Your gut senses the difference between real sugar and artificial sweetener

Date: 13/01/2022

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)


Gut microbiota differences seen in people with autism may be due to dietary preferences

Date: 11/11/2021

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, exercise can improve teens' mental health

Date: 11/11/2021

Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people


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.


Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer's disease pathology

Date: 05/10/2021

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.


Blowing In The Wind

Date: 04/10/2021

Where do all the gases go?


Gas-related intestinal symptoms affect nearly all adults and are associated with psychological distress

Date: 04/10/2021

Gas-related symptoms are associated with poorer quality of life, and higher stress, anxiety and depression.


Review finds microbial patterns in patients with psychological disorders

Date: 24/09/2021

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.


Clues to brain health may lie in the gut

Date: 08/09/2021

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.


Microbes turn back the clock as research discovers their potential to reverse aging in the brain

Date: 09/08/2021

Research introduces a novel approach to reverse aspects of aging-related deterioration in the brain and cognitive function via the microbes in the gut.


Gut bacteria rewind ageing brain in mice

Date: 09/08/2021

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.


Distinctive gut microbiome unrelated to diet may characterize children with autism

Date: 26/07/2021

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.


Antibiotics in early life could affect brain development

Date: 14/07/2021

The findings suggest reducing widespread antibiotic use or using alternatives, when possible, to prevent neurodevelopment problems.


Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems

Date: 01/07/2021

This study has uncovered a whole new area of therapeutic options and should give real hope to fibromyalgia patients.


Gut microbe secreted molecule linked to formation of new nerve cells in adult brain

Date: 28/06/2021

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.


Low-fiber, high-fat diets adversely impact the gut

Date: 15/06/2021

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.


Gut to brain: Nerve cells detect what we eat

Date: 02/06/2021

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


Infant gut microbiota associated with fine motor skills

Date: 21/05/2021

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.


Research shows consuming prebiotic supplements once a day has a positive impact on anxiety levels

Date: 27/04/2021

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.


How the gut microbiota develops in the first five years of life

Date: 31/03/2021

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.