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Meal ingestion usually induces a wealth of sensations before, during and afterwards. A new brain imaging study reveals sex-specific differences in subjective responses to a palatable meal at thalamic and insular connectivity level in healthy individuals.

Since its creation in 2018, World Microbiome Day has been launched on all continents to raise awareness to the general public and researchers of the importance of microbial diversity for humans, animals, plants and planet health. #WorldMicrobiomeDay 2020 celebrates the diversity of diet and gut microbiota as a good indicator of better health and well-being.

Getting to know your gut microbiota

24 Jun 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Do you know the surface of your digestive tract? How many kilos does it weigh? A new infographic from GMFH gives an overview of the fascinating world of gut bacteria.

Fermented foods are a known source of lactic acid bacteria. A high-throughput sequencing analysis of food and human metagenomes proves that fermented foods are a source of lactic acid bacteria for the gut microbiome, and that abundance is shaped by both age and lifestyle.

Gut microbiota alterations in obesity remain the subject of debate. Writing in Nature, Vieira-Silva and colleagues found that the undesirable Bacteroides 2 enterotype was more frequent in people with a higher body mass index, but not if they were taking statins.