Now, new research published in Cell Reports suggests the reason why Western lifestyle may reduce the variety of bacteria and alter the overall composition of gut microbiota is because it limits bacterial ability to be transmitted from human to human.

According to a new study recently published in Gut, however, the benefits of exercise may not end there. Researchers suggest that frequent exercise may also play an important role in our whole-body health by – directly or indirectly – contributing to the diversity of our gut microbiota.

A new study from the universities of Harvard and Duke (USA) recently published in Nature has cleared up any doubts by proving that if we go from an omnivore to an exclusively vegetarian diet or to another diet only containing animal products, the composition and activity of our microbiota (previously called ‘gut flora’) – may quickly change.

Understanding probiotics and prebiotics

21 Nov 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Dr. Karen Scott, of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen (UK), tells us about probiotics and prebiotics and discusses what they are, how they differ from each other, how they alter our microbiota and