What you need to know about probiotics

23 Sep 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Probiotics and their health benefits are often the subject of both conversations and questions. Today, GMFH’s editorial staff offers you a selection of material developed by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to better understand these bacteria.

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by gastroenterologists. Peppermint oil, specific probiotics, psyllium supplementation, first-line IBS dietary advice, and a low FODMAP diet can aid in improving IBS symptoms.

How food might lead to IBS symptoms

10 Aug 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Diet is one of the cornerstones for managing IBS. The study of mechanisms of action coupled with symptom-related data are valuable for understanding the role of exclusion diets in patients with IBS.

Meal ingestion usually induces a wealth of sensations before, during and afterwards. A new brain imaging study reveals sex-specific differences in subjective responses to a palatable meal at thalamic and insular connectivity level in healthy individuals.

Human microbiota-associated mice studies are considered a cornerstone model in microbiome research and may contribute to microbiome-based therapies moving quickly towards clinical use. A new perspective from Jens Walter and colleagues explores the model’s limitations and makes suggestions for improving experimental rigor when testing for causality in microbiome research.