Probiotics

9 Nov 2016

by GMFH Editing Team

Probiotics are ‘live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. In other words, these friendly bacteria work hard to improve your health.

Genes are only one part of how IBD arises. The other parts are less clear, but equally important in the quest to understand how to prevent and treat these conditions. A new report, Gut microbiota and inflammatory bowel disease, published by the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange platform and edited by Professors Philippe Marteau and Harry Sokol, gives an overview of the new theories on the disordered physiology of IBD.

The science of ‘butterflies in your stomach’

17 Sep 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

A recent review, published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, covered what we know so far about the gut-brain axis, and especially the role of the hundreds of trillions of microorganisms in the digestive tract.

In this interview, filmed during the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, Professor Magnus Simrén of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Chairman of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee, explains to Gut Microbiota Worldwatch the relationship between the gut microbiota and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).