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Some guts are better than others at harvesting energy, study shows

Date: 27/12/2022

The research is a step towards understanding why some people gain more weight than others, even when they eat the same foods.

Gut microbes influence binge-eating of sweet treats in mice

Date: 30/11/2022

Could specific gut bacteria suppress binge eating behaviour?

Fermented foods and fibre may lower stress levels – new study

Date: 27/10/2022

A new study has shown eating more fermented foods and fibre daily for just four weeks had a significant effect on lowering perceived stress levels.

What are postbiotics and how can they improve our gut health?

Date: 25/10/2022

Gut health is all about diversity, which means eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to support healthy gut microbiota.

A mother's ultra-processed food intake may be linked to obesity risk in her children

Date: 05/10/2022

Maternal consumption of ultra-processed food during the child rearing period was associated with an increased risk of overweight or obesity in offspring, independent of maternal and offspring lifestyle risk factors.

Sweetness that comes at a price: Sugar substitutes may affect the human body in unanticipated ways

Date: 21/08/2022

A controlled trial suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners affect the human gut microbes and may alter glucose metabolism; the effects vary greatly among individuals

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