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Autism and ADHD are linked to disturbed gut flora very early in life

Date: 04/04/2024

We can see in the study that there are clear differences in the intestinal flora already during the first year of life between those who develop autism or ADHD and those who don't. We've found associations with some factors that affect gut bacteria, such as antibiotic treatment during the child's first year, which is linked to an increased risk of these diseases..."

Could ultra-processed foods be the new 'silent' killer?

Date: 20/02/2024

"Our life expectancy is lower than other economically comparable countries. When we look at increasing rates of non-communicable diseases in less developed nations, we can see a tracking of this increase along with increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods in their diets."

Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

Date: 08/02/2024

“With the levels of lantibiotics currently present in food, it’s very probable that they might impact our gut health as well.”

Clues to autism's causes may lie in the gut

Date: 26/01/2024

"The hope is that early identification of autism can lead to prevention or treatment..."

Wheat diet may exacerbate multiple sclerosis severity, research finds

Date: 18/01/2024

"Our studies show how important diet, its interactions with the gut microbiome and the gut immune system are for health. A wheat-free diet can reduce the severity of MS and other inflammatory diseases."

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."

Could artificial sweeteners alter your microbiome?

Date: 03/01/2024

These findings suggest that consuming non-sugar sweeteners may significantly alter microbiome composition and function in the metabolically active small bowel, with different alterations seen in stool.

Why Your Brain Hates Junk Food

Date: 02/01/2024

The health of your brain, science is making clear, has a lot to do with the health of your gut, which, of course, has much to do with what you feed it.

Study reveals relationship of gut microbiome on children's brain development and function

Date: 27/12/2023

This research could lead to early detection of developmental issues and interventions, potentially mitigating long-term cognitive challenges.

Researchers find increased intestinal permeability is precursor of celiac disease in pediatric study

Date: 12/12/2023

"Our goal is to break down the early steps in celiac disease autoimmunity—before celiac disease is fully progressed—in order to prevent its development..."

Early childhood fish consumption may protect against neurodevelopmental delays

Date: 11/12/2023

"Our findings suggest that diet, particularly fish consumption, may be one factor that could affect neurodevelopmental outcomes."

Cutting sugar and processed meats helped people live longer, study found

Date: 03/12/2023

Consuming less sugar-sweetened beverages and processed meats and eating more whole grains and nuts were estimated to result in the biggest improvements in life expectancy.

Young children drinking daily caffeinated soda found more likely to try alcohol within a year

Date: 08/11/2023

These findings suggest that previous linkages between caffeine and substance use in adolescence also extend to younger initiation, and may stem from core neurocognitive features thought conducive to substance initiation.

Can Gut Microbes Cause Aggression?

Date: 07/11/2023

Problems in the gut can affect our mood and behavior, including aggression.

Time to inform the public about the adverse effects of ultra-processed foods, researchers say

Date: 26/10/2023

The authors urge governments to take ambitious and decisive action, with immediate public health outreach to help citizens identify ultra-processed foods and limit their exposure. In the paper's final sentence, the authors state the urgency of action directly, "Everyone's health is at stake."

Study shows the microbiome of fruit and vegetables positively influences diversity in the gut

Date: 24/10/2023

This study revealed evidence that fruit and vegetable-derived microbes could be found in the human gut and contribute to gut microbiome diversity.

This Is Your Brain on Junk Food

Date: 17/10/2023

We can’t change the genes we were born with, but we can change our microbial genes. That provides a powerful lever to lift our health and our mood.

Gut microbes and Alzheimer's disease - potential causal link identified by new animal study

Date: 17/10/2023

For the first time, researchers have found that Alzheimer's symptoms can be transferred to a healthy young organism via the gut microbiota, confirming its role in the disease

Breastfeeding is associated with lower levels of body fat at the age of nine

Date: 01/10/2023

"Infant feeding patterns, especially shorter breastfeeding duration, early soda introduction and their joint effect, may influence body fat levels later in childhood."

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."