Category : Gut Microbiota Composition

If you were to take a gram of your own faeces and analyse it, you would discover that it contains a greater number of bacteria than there are humans on the planet. As surprising as it may seem, it’s true that the human body is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms, which, if gathered together on a scale would weigh…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

If you were to take a gram of your own faeces and analyse it, you would discover that it contains a greater number of bacteria than there are humans on the planet. As surprising as it may seem, it’s true that the human body is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms, which, if gathered together on a scale would weigh…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

We have known for some time that certain conditions like obesity, cancer and some autoimmune disorders like lupus may cause changes in the composition of our gut microbiota. We did not know, however, which conditions caused more modifications than others, what the effects were and whether these alterations could be used to identify those different illnesses. Two studies led by…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

We have known for some time that certain conditions like obesity, cancer and some autoimmune disorders like lupus may cause changes in the composition of our gut microbiota. We did not know, however, which conditions caused more modifications than others, what the effects were and whether these alterations could be used to identify those different illnesses. Two studies led by…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The gut microbiota - the community of hundreds of trillions of microorganisms living in our digestive system that perform a range of essential functions for our health - is a constant source of new and interesting content. Some months ago, we told you about how the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation was releasing a series of videos about these microscopic “superheroes”.…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The gut microbiota - the community of hundreds of trillions of microorganisms living in our digestive system that perform a range of essential functions for our health - is a constant source of new and interesting content. Some months ago, we told you about how the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation was releasing a series of videos about these microscopic “superheroes”.…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

During the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit we had the opportunity to talk to Professor Colin Hill of the APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork to find out how diet influences our gut microbiota. During the interview, Hill, who is also the president of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics - ISAPP discussed a range of…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

During the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit we had the opportunity to talk to Professor Colin Hill of the APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork to find out how diet influences our gut microbiota. During the interview, Hill, who is also the president of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics - ISAPP discussed a range of…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The Yanomami indigenous people, who live in the Amazonian jungle in Venezuela, have the most diverse collection of bacteria ever found in humans, some of which had never been previously identified, says a study published in Science Advances. In fact, some of these new microbes have a positive effect on health, such as protecting carriers against kidney stones. This semi-nomadic…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The Yanomami indigenous people, who live in the Amazonian jungle in Venezuela, have the most diverse collection of bacteria ever found in humans, some of which had never been previously identified, says a study published in Science Advances. In fact, some of these new microbes have a positive effect on health, such as protecting carriers against kidney stones. This semi-nomadic…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

  Several studies have linked our lifestyle to gut microbiota composition. Factors such as continuous stress, an unbalanced diet rich in fats or sedentary habits, among others, are believed to be linked to our gut’s collection of microbes. The underlying mechanisms of this, however, were not fully understood. Now, new research published in Cell Reports suggests the reason why Western…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

  Several studies have linked our lifestyle to gut microbiota composition. Factors such as continuous stress, an unbalanced diet rich in fats or sedentary habits, among others, are believed to be linked to our gut’s collection of microbes. The underlying mechanisms of this, however, were not fully understood. Now, new research published in Cell Reports suggests the reason why Western…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Abdominal pain, bloating, changes in stool frequency and consistency. These are just some of the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a chronic functional disorder whose origins are unknown. It has no known treatment, only recommendations to keep symptoms at bay. In Western countries, almost two out of ten gastroenterology consultations are motivated by this disorder.   Professor Magnus Simrén, researcher at…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Abdominal pain, bloating, changes in stool frequency and consistency. These are just some of the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a chronic functional disorder whose origins are unknown. It has no known treatment, only recommendations to keep symptoms at bay. In Western countries, almost two out of ten gastroenterology consultations are motivated by this disorder.   Professor Magnus Simrén, researcher at…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

At first, he noticed a twitch in one of his fingers. “It’s nothing”, he thought. But as time went on, the movements did not stop. So Michael J Fox, who played Marty McFly in the popular Back to the Future film saga, decided to go to the doctor, who, unfortunately, diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. At that time,…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

At first, he noticed a twitch in one of his fingers. “It’s nothing”, he thought. But as time went on, the movements did not stop. So Michael J Fox, who played Marty McFly in the popular Back to the Future film saga, decided to go to the doctor, who, unfortunately, diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. At that time,…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronical autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, the brain and other organs. In Spain, between forty and fifty thousand people suffer from lupus, according to the Spanish Association of Lupus (Federación Española de Lupus). A new research study, lead by researchers…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronical autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, the brain and other organs. In Spain, between forty and fifty thousand people suffer from lupus, according to the Spanish Association of Lupus (Federación Española de Lupus). A new research study, lead by researchers…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

There are an endless number of differences between men and women and one of those differences is that eating exactly the same diet affects the gut microbiota composition of men and women differently, as a new study has recently showed. As we have already explained in this blog, it’s a well-known fact that the food we eat and our lifestyles…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

There are an endless number of differences between men and women and one of those differences is that eating exactly the same diet affects the gut microbiota composition of men and women differently, as a new study has recently showed. As we have already explained in this blog, it’s a well-known fact that the food we eat and our lifestyles…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team