Gut Microbiota

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We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of the United European Gastroenterology), we will work as an international information and education center aimed at disseminating to society cutting-edge findings…

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We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of the United European Gastroenterology), we will work as an international information and education center aimed at disseminating to society cutting-edge findings…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Did you know that we can find more than 100 trillion of good bacteria in our body? According to a study carried out by more than 80 universities and 200 researchers, humans are made up of more microbes than human cells. Although these figures show us the importance of microbes in our health, the knowledge in that field remained largely…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Did you know that we can find more than 100 trillion of good bacteria in our body? According to a study carried out by more than 80 universities and 200 researchers, humans are made up of more microbes than human cells. Although these figures show us the importance of microbes in our health, the knowledge in that field remained largely…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Many articles about gut microbiota have been appearing in mainstream media in the near past and important newspapers and magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others, have recently addressed this subject. Something similar is happening in the scientific community, as more and more experts are keeping a close eye on…

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GMFH Editing Team

Many articles about gut microbiota have been appearing in mainstream media in the near past and important newspapers and magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others, have recently addressed this subject. Something similar is happening in the scientific community, as more and more experts are keeping a close eye on…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Research & Practice

A recent study, led by Dr Heping Zhang from the Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Bioengineering in China, has reported that early detection of gout may be possible through a diagnosis model that uses gout-associated bacteria.   Gout is an auto-inflammatory disease that has been rising worldwide. It is characterized by increased accumulation and reduced excretion of uric acid,…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent study, led by Dr Heping Zhang from the Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Bioengineering in China, has reported that early detection of gout may be possible through a diagnosis model that uses gout-associated bacteria.   Gout is an auto-inflammatory disease that has been rising worldwide. It is characterized by increased accumulation and reduced excretion of uric acid,…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

The date of the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is quickly approaching! More than 200 researchers, healthcare professionals and journalists will converge in Miami, Florida (USA) on March 5th and 6th for a unique educational experience focused on gut microbiota. The Gut Microbiota for Health team is preparing for a weekend of intense learning from gut microbiota scientific…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

The date of the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is quickly approaching! More than 200 researchers, healthcare professionals and journalists will converge in Miami, Florida (USA) on March 5th and 6th for a unique educational experience focused on gut microbiota. The Gut Microbiota for Health team is preparing for a weekend of intense learning from gut microbiota scientific…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

The estimation that bacterial cells in and on the body outnumber human cells by a ratio of ten to one has been widely cited in both popular media articles and scientific literature. Recently, three scientists from Israel and Canada took it upon themselves to critically examine where this estimate came from and whether it holds true. In a paper published…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

The estimation that bacterial cells in and on the body outnumber human cells by a ratio of ten to one has been widely cited in both popular media articles and scientific literature. Recently, three scientists from Israel and Canada took it upon themselves to critically examine where this estimate came from and whether it holds true. In a paper published…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

A recent study, led by Dr. Fredrik Bäckhed from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, found that seasonal microbiota variation may modulate energy metabolism of the hibernating brown bear.   Free-ranging brown bears (Ursus arctos) undergo cycles of active phase during the summer followed by prolonged hibernation periods during the winter. During the active phase brown bears overeat and double…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent study, led by Dr. Fredrik Bäckhed from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, found that seasonal microbiota variation may modulate energy metabolism of the hibernating brown bear.   Free-ranging brown bears (Ursus arctos) undergo cycles of active phase during the summer followed by prolonged hibernation periods during the winter. During the active phase brown bears overeat and double…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

With the advent of DNA sequencing and other genome-enabled technologies for studying microbial communities, countries around the world have identified microbiome research as a way to address some of their pressing problems, from food production to human health. The US government is pursuing this research in earnest, as laid out in a new report in Nature Microbiology. The 2016 report…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

With the advent of DNA sequencing and other genome-enabled technologies for studying microbial communities, countries around the world have identified microbiome research as a way to address some of their pressing problems, from food production to human health. The US government is pursuing this research in earnest, as laid out in a new report in Nature Microbiology. The 2016 report…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter