During the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, University of Michigan researcher Eric Martens explained why reading and understanding the labels of different types of fibers is so complicated for most people.

Short-chain fatty acids

14 Jul 2016

by GMFH Editing Team

When you consume dietary fibers, it is not your body that breaks them down—it’s the bacteria in your large intestine! Important molecules produced by this bacterial activity are called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which comprise a maximum of six carbon

Fine-tuning immune responses through gut microbes

14 Oct 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

In the human body, immune system activity needs to be set at just the right level. Like a volume dial that must be set loud enough to hear, but not so loud that the neighbours come knocking, immune responses can