Gut Microbiota News Watch is a section dedicated to expanding knowledge about gut microbiota’s importance for health and quality of life among the media and society in general. Using clear and easy-to-understand language, our aim is to keep our readers up-to-date on the latest facts and news about gut microbiota.

Fermented foods are trendy and consuming them is good for your gut health. Learn more about the science behind fermented foods, their beneficial effects, and why not all qualify as probiotics.

4 basics facts about fermented foods

2 Nov 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

From sourdough bread to kefir, fermented foods are a hot topic! But do you know exactly where they come from or what their benefits are and what is their link to the gut microbiota?

How to eat for a diverse microbiota

29 Oct 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Did you know that diet is one of the key factors that influence the composition of the gut microbiota? A new infographic from GMFH gives you the basics on the link between nutrition, gut microbiota and diversity.

Scientists have started to investigate the role gut microbiota might play in either protecting against COVID-19 or on the contrary in increasing vulnerability to severe symptomatic disease. Any conclusions would be highly relevant to preventing increased mortality among elderly nursing home residents.

What you need to know about probiotics

23 Sep 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Probiotics and their health benefits are often the subject of both conversations and questions. Today, GMFH’s editorial staff offers you a selection of material developed by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to better understand these bacteria.

This post takes you on a journey from the mouth to the gut microbiota and into the colon, so you can see that how you feel after a meal depends on a range of factors, including appetite, food smells and even your eating habits.

What is the gut-brain connection? How do the gut and the brain ‘talk’ to each other? What is the role of gut bacteria? This interview with Prof. John Cryan answers these questions.