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Gut bacteria


Consuming this nut may improve gut, heart health: Study

January 17, 2020 2:07 pm

For the current study, the scientists recruited 42 participants between the ages of 30 and 65, who were either overweight or obese. The participants were placed on an average American diet for two weeks before the study began.

Want to keep the gut healthy? Here is what you should do

December 28, 2019 1:43 pm

The gastrointestinal tract (GI) in a healthy human body houses billions of micro-organisms, including beneficial bacteria and fungi, creating a system of ‘micro-biome’.

Macrobiotic diet: All you need to know about this nutritious bowl of food

December 25, 2019 12:00 pm

The style of eating whole foods instead of processed or packaged foods emphasises a mindful, seasonal approach to food.

Curd: Why you shouldn't avoid it this winter

November 30, 2019 10:19 am

Should you consume curd at night? Find out here.

Have you been taking your gut health for granted?

November 21, 2019 6:55 pm

Bacteria, fungi and viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract perform many important functions in the body.

Sunlight exposure may alter gut bacteria for good: Study

October 30, 2019 10:17 am

Exposure to UVB in sunlight is well-known to drive vitamin D production in the skin, and recent studies suggest that the sunshine vitamin alters the human gut microbiome, according to the study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.

Cooked food alters gut bacteria population: Study

October 03, 2019 1:40 pm

The study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, noted that many aspects of human health, including chronic inflammation and weight gain, are strongly influenced by the ecological health of the microbes present in and on us — collectively called our microbiome.

'Molecule linking weight gain to gut bacteria found'

September 30, 2019 12:32 pm

The findings, published in the journal Science, may help understand the root causes of obesity in affluent countries, and malnutrition in impoverished countries.

Early antibiotic use may promote gut 'superbug' growth: Study

September 12, 2019 1:16 pm

The study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, found that premature infants who are hospitalised and receive antibiotics for more than 20 months have an increased risk of developing 'superbugs' in their guts.

How drinking coffee improves bowel movement

May 24, 2019 12:57 pm

Coffee has long been known to increase bowel movement, but researchers have not pinpointed the specific reason or mechanism.