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.

On its occasion, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) have created this video to talk about the importance of gut bacteria.

“I want to confess something, I am more microbial than I am human”, said Professor Jeffrey Gordon as he began his talk on TEDxGatewayArch, in which the expert from Washington University in St. Louis (USA) discussed the relationship between the

As this enlightening video published by Huffington Post journalist Jacqueline Howard shows, we are walking ecosystems, as our bodies are colonised from top to bottom by microbes that, not happy with behaving like guests, are actually integrated into our biology.

Microbiota on the whiteboard

11 Mar 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Do you want to know where the microbes that live in your digestive system come from? What is their relationship with metabolic conditions like diabetes or certain neurological disorders?

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.