It is largely recognized that a high-salt diet can lead to hypertension. A new randomized controlled trial reports that, particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to recommended levels is linked to decreased blood pressure, more compliant blood vessels and increased serum levels of short-chain fatty acids.

Resistant starch is a highly fermentable fiber, although it’s considered to be an insoluble fiber. What is more interesting is the fact that the food source of resistant starch matters, as scientists show not all foods that are high in resistant starch drive identical changes in gut microbiota’s functional diversity.

An update on the microbiome and allergic diseases

31 Dec 2018

by Marina Pérez-Gordo

Gut microbiota is the human body's most complex, diverse and numerous ecosystem of all, particularly in the caecum, where the density of microorganisms is the highest.