Diet variety is related to gut microbiome diversity and a greater abundance of some potentially beneficial bacteria. A new study suggests how increasing the quantity and diversity of dietary fiber intake by consuming multi-fiber bread may improve cholesterol and insulin resistance by altering gut microbiome composition and function.

The gut microbiota is a hot topic. Research on the subject is constantly evolving and the goal is to create new gut microbiota-based therapies for preventing or curing disease, allowing patients to live healthy lives. At the 10th anniversary of the GMFH Summit, a panel of experts came together to share the latest in gut microbiota research. Now it’s our turn to share their insights with you.

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.

You are probably familiar with the idea that an altered gut microbiota composition has been linked to a wide range of intestinal and extraintestinal conditions. Learn more about what science says are the best ways to take care of your gut microbiota.

The gut microbiota is exposed to and modified by a range of factors on a daily basis, with diet being one of the most important. New findings from the American Gut Project reveal that drinking water source ranks among the key contributing factors in explaining gut microbiota variation.