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Microbiome tests are increasingly being used to identify suitable diets, probiotics or prebiotics to different individuals, and the risk of developing chronic diseases based on gut microbiota composition and other personal data. But what kind of information do microbiome tests provide and how reliable are their results for clinical practice?

The role of the infant gut microbiome in immunological development is largely mediated by bifidobacteria. This article updates what factors affect bifidobacteria colonization in the gut and why bifidobacteria are relevant for infants, and reveals the groups of infants that will benefit from supplementation with bifidobacterial.

What leads a journalist or writer to publish another book about the large community of bacteria living in the gut? To answer this question, we spoke to Cristina Sáez, a science journalist who, in conjunction with Spanish organization Fundación Alicia, has recently published a book on the subject called La ciencia de la microbiota.

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What leads a journalist or writer to publish another book about the large community of bacteria living in the gut? To answer this question, we spoke to Cristina Sáez, a science journalist who, in conjunction with Spanish organization Fundación Alicia, has recently published a book on the subject called La ciencia de la microbiota.

There is a growing interest in the role diet plays in behavior, yet current studies have yielded inconsistent results around directly linking the gut microbiome as the cause of certain behaviors such as anxiety, depression and autistic behavior. A recent study tries to tackle the question of whether the gut microbiome is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders.

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While celiac disease affects predominantly the small intestine, the contribution of the small intestinal microbiota has been largely understudied. New findings characterize the duodenal microbiota in patients with active celiac disease and explores its functional relevance.

The third edition of IBS DAYS 2022 provided current advances and a look to future therapeutic approaches on the rapidly advancing field of irritable bowel syndrome. This article summarizes major highlights on diet and gut microbiome interactions of relevance for IBS.

Patients usually ask for microbiome tests to manage gut-related issues, to find out what type of diet or food supplement fits best and to get information about the risk of developing chronic diseases. But what kind of information do microbiome tests provide and how reliable are their results for clinical practice?