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.
This study showed that long-term consumption of a Western-style diet high in fat and sugar impairs the function of immune cells in the gut in ways that could promote inflammatory bowel disease or increase the risk of intestinal infections.
The study's findings emphasize that it's important for people to have a diet rich in fruit and vegetables to potentially minimize stress
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.
Sugar dips are a better predictor of hunger and subsequent calorie intake than the initial blood sugar peak response after eating, changing how we think about the relationship between blood sugar levels and the food we eat.
This is the first study to relate severity of behavior symptoms to gut microbiome composition within individuals over time and suggests a dynamic relationship between ASD-associated symptoms and gut microbes.
New research has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood.
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.
The authors suggest "the analysis of microbiota should be included in the comprehensive assessment generally performed in populations at high risk for SMD as it can inform predictive models and ultimately preventative strategies.”
A new study has identified that one of the major factors of age-related brain deterioration is the loss of a substance called myelin.
The dark side of antibiotics and what we can do about it
Researchers found that exposure to a processed diet, which is representative of a typical Western diet, led to persistent differences in fungal communities that significantly associated with differential deposition of body mass in male mice, as compared to mice fed a standardized diet.
Researchers have identified distinct signatures in the gut microbiome that are associated with either healthy or unhealthy aging trajectories, which in turn predict survival in a population of older individuals.
We know that what happens in the mouth doesn't stay in the mouth—but the oral cavity's connection to the rest of the body goes way beyond chewing, swallowing and digestion.
"You are not only what you eat, but what you ate as a child"
A study designed to study how the immune system impacts gut bacteria—has led to the extraordinary discovery of two molecules that can not only provide profound protection in experimental models of asthma but can also substantially reduce the severity of an attack.
More than two-thirds of all packaged foods contain added sweeteners. Why does that matter? Research has found links between kids' high-sugar diets and problems with sleep, learning and emotional health, not to mention serious conditions like diabetes and fatty liver disease.
This study showed that when young adults consumed drinks containing sucrose, they produced lower levels of appetite-regulating hormones than when they consumed drinks containing glucose.
This study suggests that it doesn't matter how much vitamin D you get through sunlight or supplementation, nor how much your body can store. It matters how well your body is able to metabolize that into active vitamin D
An international research team has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups in patients.