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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.


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)


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


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


This Is Your Gut on Sugar

Date: 22/08/2021

Researchers are finally uncovering the exact ways that sugar disrupts the GI tract


Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

Date: 25/06/2021

This study is the first to show that some of the sweeteners most commonly found in food and drink—saccharin, sucralose and aspartame—can make normal and 'healthy' gut bacteria become pathogenic.


Switching from Western diet to a balanced diet may reduce skin, joint inflammation

Date: 22/06/2021

These findings reveal that patients with psoriatic skin and joint disease should consider changing to a healthier dietary pattern.


Low-fiber, high-fat diets adversely impact the gut

Date: 15/06/2021

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.


Western diet may increase risk of gut inflammation, infection

Date: 18/05/2021

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.


New research reveals why some of us are hungry all the time

Date: 12/04/2021

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.


Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development

Date: 31/03/2021

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.


Scientists Investigate the Role of Gut Microbiota in Risk for ‘Severe Mental Disorders’

Date: 20/03/2021

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.”


Childhood diet has lifelong impact

Date: 03/02/2021

"You are not only what you eat, but what you ate as a child"


You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do

Date: 04/01/2021

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.


Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults

Date: 10/12/2020

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.


Study: Fructose syrup disrupts gut microbiome but fruit can undo negative effects

Date: 11/11/2020

A high-fructose syrup diet negatively disrupts the gut microbiome but a diet high in fruit modulates it favourably, supporting digestive health and counteracting harmful effects of excessive fructose, according to a pilot intervention study.


Study reveals dietary fructose heightens inflammatory bowel disease

Date: 29/09/2020

A new study suggests that consumption of fructose may worsen intestinal inflammation common to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).


How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice

Date: 15/04/2020

The discovery of a specialized gut-brain circuit offers new insight into the way the brain and body evolved to seek out sugar. By laying the foundation for new ways to modify this circuit, this research offers promising new paths to reducing sugar over-consumption.


Common foods can help 'landscape' the jungle of our gut microbiome

Date: 13/01/2020

Foods we eat commonly affect our gut microbiota. New research shows they do so by triggering the production of bacteriophage - viruses that infect and replicate inside bacteria.