Category : Gut Microbiota

Recurrent abdominal pain, which refers to functional abdominal pain disorders under the Rome IV classification, is a common problem affecting up to 25% of school-age children. As an organic cause is missing with this condition, parents of children affected by functional abdominal pain consider diet and behavioral therapies as methods of managing recurring problems. Although the treatment of functional abdominal…

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Recurrent abdominal pain, which refers to functional abdominal pain disorders under the Rome IV classification, is a common problem affecting up to 25% of school-age children. As an organic cause is missing with this condition, parents of children affected by functional abdominal pain consider diet and behavioral therapies as methods of managing recurring problems. Although the treatment of functional abdominal…

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Synbiotics are substances that combine a probiotic and prebiotic. While Gibson and Roberfroid were the first to anticipate that the two could be combined as synbiotics back in 1995, research in the field has accelerated over the past decade. The reported scientific literature on synbiotics includes a wide range of studies carried out under different conditions. Recent human trials have…

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Synbiotics are substances that combine a probiotic and prebiotic. While Gibson and Roberfroid were the first to anticipate that the two could be combined as synbiotics back in 1995, research in the field has accelerated over the past decade. The reported scientific literature on synbiotics includes a wide range of studies carried out under different conditions. Recent human trials have…

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Human milk contains nutrients, bioactive compounds and commensal bacteria that may improve maternal and infant health outcomes. Milk’s microbial composition varies greatly between women but the factors that might explain this variation remain unknown. A new longitudinal cohort investigation, led by Dr. Carolina de Weerth from Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has found for the first time associations…

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Human milk contains nutrients, bioactive compounds and commensal bacteria that may improve maternal and infant health outcomes. Milk’s microbial composition varies greatly between women but the factors that might explain this variation remain unknown. A new longitudinal cohort investigation, led by Dr. Carolina de Weerth from Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has found for the first time associations…

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This post has been written by Dr. Numan Oezguen and Dr. James Versalovic. Previous research has shown that differences in the gut microbiomes of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) -both in structure and in the levels of metabolites produced or modified by gut microbes- often accompany abdominal pain. An association between gastrointestinal microbes and IBS in children has…

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This post has been written by Dr. Numan Oezguen and Dr. James Versalovic. Previous research has shown that differences in the gut microbiomes of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) -both in structure and in the levels of metabolites produced or modified by gut microbes- often accompany abdominal pain. An association between gastrointestinal microbes and IBS in children has…

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Poor sleep quality is a widespread problem and has been associated with several diseases in humans such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Previous research has reported that the human gut microbiota may express endogenous circadian rhythms, together with findings showing alterations of the gut microbiota in response to sleep deprivation. On the other hand, the gut microbiota and its metabolites…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

Poor sleep quality is a widespread problem and has been associated with several diseases in humans such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Previous research has reported that the human gut microbiota may express endogenous circadian rhythms, together with findings showing alterations of the gut microbiota in response to sleep deprivation. On the other hand, the gut microbiota and its metabolites…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

The community of microorganisms residing in our gut have been shown to affect brain function and behavior. However, scientists still struggle to explain how gut-brain communication occurs. Chu and colleagues have unraveled mechanisms by which gut microbiota affects mice adaptation to fear conditioning. By using a classic Pavlovian test, the authors first trained mice to associate a tone with pain…

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The community of microorganisms residing in our gut have been shown to affect brain function and behavior. However, scientists still struggle to explain how gut-brain communication occurs. Chu and colleagues have unraveled mechanisms by which gut microbiota affects mice adaptation to fear conditioning. By using a classic Pavlovian test, the authors first trained mice to associate a tone with pain…

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the main cause of chronic liver disease in developed countries. NAFLD often shares symptoms with other metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Recently, our gut microbiota has been revealed as a contributor to fatty liver disease development in both rodent models and NAFLD patients. However, the question of whether gut microbes…

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the main cause of chronic liver disease in developed countries. NAFLD often shares symptoms with other metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Recently, our gut microbiota has been revealed as a contributor to fatty liver disease development in both rodent models and NAFLD patients. However, the question of whether gut microbes…

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among one of the most frequently prescribed drugs that often cause mucosal lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. However, there are few effective agents for treating small intestinal lesions. As such, developing effective treatments for managing NSAID-induced small intestinal lesions is a priority. In mice and humans, the gut microbiota, bile salt acids and the enterohepatic…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among one of the most frequently prescribed drugs that often cause mucosal lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. However, there are few effective agents for treating small intestinal lesions. As such, developing effective treatments for managing NSAID-induced small intestinal lesions is a priority. In mice and humans, the gut microbiota, bile salt acids and the enterohepatic…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Fermented foods and beverages are produced via controlled microbial growth in the food material alongside the conversion of food components through enzymatic action. Although fermented foods and beverages have been a major element in the human diet for thousands of years, we have only recently started to realize their potential benefits for health. Historical reasons for food fermentation include the…

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Fermented foods and beverages are produced via controlled microbial growth in the food material alongside the conversion of food components through enzymatic action. Although fermented foods and beverages have been a major element in the human diet for thousands of years, we have only recently started to realize their potential benefits for health. Historical reasons for food fermentation include the…

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Diet is known to be a major modulator of the gut microbiota composition. Dietary compounds such as protein, fat, fiber and polyphenols from our foods can affect the gut microbiota composition and microbial metabolites that can influence human health. For example, diets high in animal protein may lead to the production of harmful bacterial metabolites and high red meat consumption…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

Diet is known to be a major modulator of the gut microbiota composition. Dietary compounds such as protein, fat, fiber and polyphenols from our foods can affect the gut microbiota composition and microbial metabolites that can influence human health. For example, diets high in animal protein may lead to the production of harmful bacterial metabolites and high red meat consumption…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut