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Dark chocolate is often said to be good for the health. Now, a study has found one reason why cocoa powder is beneficial for the heart and for weight control. The reason lies in the gut: bacteria forming the gut flora break down chocolate components into molecules that reduce stress on the blood vessels. These findings were reported during the…

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Dark chocolate is often said to be good for the health. Now, a study has found one reason why cocoa powder is beneficial for the heart and for weight control. The reason lies in the gut: bacteria forming the gut flora break down chocolate components into molecules that reduce stress on the blood vessels. These findings were reported during the…

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Tomorrow, just like every year on May 29th, is World Digestive Health Day (WDHD), which is celebrated around the world. 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, our intestinal microbiota, in health and disease, which is the main topic…

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Tomorrow, just like every year on May 29th, is World Digestive Health Day (WDHD), which is celebrated around the world. 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, our intestinal microbiota, in health and disease, which is the main topic…

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As we have explained before in this blog, breast milk is one major way in which an infant’s gut microbiota starts developing. We now know that an antibody contained in breast milk provides lifelong protection from illnesses such as the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), by setting up defences in the gut flora of breastfed babies. These are the main findings…

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As we have explained before in this blog, breast milk is one major way in which an infant’s gut microbiota starts developing. We now know that an antibody contained in breast milk provides lifelong protection from illnesses such as the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), by setting up defences in the gut flora of breastfed babies. These are the main findings…

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“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 gut microbiota and child malnutrition. Prof. Gordon explains a range of issues in the video, including the important role played…

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“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 gut microbiota and child malnutrition. Prof. Gordon explains a range of issues in the video, including the important role played…

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Futurity is a scientific news portal supported by a consortium of some of the United States’ most prestigious universities. The platform has recently implemented a special section dedicated specifically to the latest news on the microbiota. The section includes the most recent discoveries about the bacteria living in our digestive system, our gut microbiota, how it relates to conditions like…

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Futurity is a scientific news portal supported by a consortium of some of the United States’ most prestigious universities. The platform has recently implemented a special section dedicated specifically to the latest news on the microbiota. The section includes the most recent discoveries about the bacteria living in our digestive system, our gut microbiota, how it relates to conditions like…

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The idea that being exposed to animals since early days might reinforce the immune system (part of the so-called “hygiene hypothesis”) has been referred by different studies, A new study recently published in PNAS reinforces this theory and suggests that this protecting effect is due to the changes undergone by the microbial community living in the digestive tract, the gut…

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The idea that being exposed to animals since early days might reinforce the immune system (part of the so-called “hygiene hypothesis”) has been referred by different studies, A new study recently published in PNAS reinforces this theory and suggests that this protecting effect is due to the changes undergone by the microbial community living in the digestive tract, the gut…

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We are not alone. 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. “They help us digest food, shape our immune system, alter our metabolism and evidence is even…

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We are not alone. 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. “They help us digest food, shape our immune system, alter our metabolism and evidence is even…

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The DNA of the microbes conserved on the fossilised teeth of our ancestors – specifically the ones from the bacteria calcified in their tartar or dental calculus – contains a lot of information about the microbiota inhabiting the guts of the civilisations that lived thousands of years ago. With this finding, we can now discover the effects of dietary changes…

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The DNA of the microbes conserved on the fossilised teeth of our ancestors – specifically the ones from the bacteria calcified in their tartar or dental calculus – contains a lot of information about the microbiota inhabiting the guts of the civilisations that lived thousands of years ago. With this finding, we can now discover the effects of dietary changes…

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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? Or perhaps you’re wondering how they change over time? These are just some of the questions answered by Youreka Science in this video that provides the essential information about our gut…

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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? Or perhaps you’re wondering how they change over time? These are just some of the questions answered by Youreka Science in this video that provides the essential information about our gut…

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Science has been showing for a while now that, in the long term, the saying ‘you are what you eat’ is true, or at least in terms of the composition of our gut microbiota. Until recently, however, we didn’t know how quickly the microbiota – or the hundreds of trillions of bacteria and microorganisms that live in our digestive system…

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Science has been showing for a while now that, in the long term, the saying ‘you are what you eat’ is true, or at least in terms of the composition of our gut microbiota. Until recently, however, we didn’t know how quickly the microbiota – or the hundreds of trillions of bacteria and microorganisms that live in our digestive system…

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