What does the general public know about the importance of their microbiome, where do they go for information and what do they do to improve their gut health? A healthcare company-sponsored survey set out to investigate.
Foods that have comparable nutritional profiles can have very different effects on the microbiome.
Researchers identify changes in gut bacteria as a target to possibly prevent and reverse food allergies, following use of faecal microbiota transplants to “reset the immune system”.
In this study, pregnant and lactating mice were exposed to sucralose and acesulfame-K - a common combination in soda, sports supplements and other sweetened products - and found their pups developed harmful metabolic and gut bacteria changes.
Data suggests that gut microbiome composition influences how diet is metabolized, potentially impacting host health by modulating specific metabolites and their downstream signaling pathways.
The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualised, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?
A Canadian study reveals the gut bacteria’s relationship with chronic pain in findings that identify changes in the gut microbiome in people with fibromyalgia.
High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and inhibit mold in commercially processed cheese and bread, reduce the development of neurons in fetal brains.
The largest ongoing scientific nutrition study of its kind reveals preliminary results showing that individual responses to the same foods are unique, even between identical twins.
Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, according to a new study.
Researchers have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.
With more research being conducted on the gut-brain axis, studies have reported that the gut microbiota plays an important part in regulating brain function.
Mouse-based research finds a possible link between the gut microbiome in infants and the development of allergies.
People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a new review of studies.
Modifying our microbiome with prebiotic fibres could help lower levels of brain inflammation and boost brain function during ageing, according to new mouse-based research.
In a new hypothesis, a research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial colonization.
A recently discovered relationship between genetic variation and the bacterial balance in our gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalise their recommendations, say those behind the study.
Scientists have shown that transplanting gut bacteria, from a stressed to a non-stressed animal, can cause vulnerable behaviour in the recipient. The research reveals details of biological interactions between the brain and gut that may someday lead to probiotic treatments for human psychiatric disorders such as depression.
A probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum appears to improve the ability to respond and cope with stress as research provides more proof of the bidirectional communication between the gut and brain.
A team of researchers has found that giving rats exposed to a stressful environment extra doses of omega-3 fatty acids, resulted in a reduction of the kinds of mental and physical damage that normally occur under such circumstances.