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How gut microbes can evolve and become dangerous

Date: 13/07/2022

Gut bacteria can evolve over time, becoming more pathogenic by gaining the ability to migrate across the gut barrier and persist in organs outside of the intestine, thereby driving chronic inflammation and associated pathologies.


Low iron is a health risk made worse by COVID. How to get more without reaching for supplements

Date: 11/07/2022

Iron deficiency has become the most prevalent micronutrient disorder worldwide, and COVID may be worsening the problem.


Gut bacteria mine dietary fibre to release beneficial nutrients

Date: 30/06/2022

This study suggests a framework for identifying affordable and sustainable sources of fibre and their associated nutrients that take advantage of the by-products of food manufacturing that would otherwise be discarded as waste.


Food for thought: nutrition as a treatment for mental health conditions

Date: 23/06/2022

Our diet can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but what potential does nutritional therapy hold for the treatment of mental health conditions?



New study shows bidirectional link between inflammatory bowel disease and depression

Date: 02/06/2022

This research reveals a clinical overlap between IBD and depression, and is the first study to investigate the two-way association between these conditions in siblings.


Vitamins, minerals improve symptoms for children with ADHD

Date: 04/05/2022

Children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation who were given a micronutrient-dense formula made of all known vitamins and essential minerals were three times more likely to have better concentration and improved moods, according to a new study


Gastrointestinal issues linked with anxiety, social withdrawal for kids with autism

Date: 26/04/2022

A new study has found a "bi-directional" relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism—meaning the symptoms seem to be impacting each other simultaneously.


Diet can support the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders

Date: 07/04/2022

We already have significant evidence on the associations between nutrition and mental well-being, and there is also preliminary evidence showing that some people with depression will have fewer symptoms when they improve the quality of their diet. The importance of nutrition is also gaining footing in psychiatric care.


Artificial Sweeteners during pregnancy may affect baby's microbiome and increase obesity risk

Date: 17/01/2022

A new study investigates the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child's risk of obesity. Pregnant rats fed with stevia or aspartame gave birth to pups that had a higher risk of obesity and specific changes in their gut microbiome. The findings highlight the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy.


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.


Gut bacteria don't cause autism. Autistic kids' microbiome differences are due to picky eating

Date: 11/11/2021

Autism-related traits and preferences are associated with less-diverse diet, leading to a less-diverse microbiome


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


Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly

Date: 26/10/2021

Intestinal permeability causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's


How the microbiome affects human health

Date: 19/10/2021

The human body has several distinct microbiomes—on the skin, in the mouth and in our airways—but the most consequential one for health is in the digestive system, commonly called the gut microbiome.


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?


Looking to lose weight? Diet drinks might not be the sweet spot: study

Date: 28/09/2021

For females and people with obesity drinking artificially sweetened drinks may trick the brain into feeling hungry, which may in turn result in more calories being consumed


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.