Gut Microbiota

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It is well known that brain levels of serotonin (also called the “happy hormone” as it is the major chemical involved in the regulation of mood and emotion) are altered in times of anxiety, depression, stress or excitement. However, a recent study has shown that early gut bacteria can be linked to happiness in adulthood. In other words, the presence…

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It is well known that brain levels of serotonin (also called the “happy hormone” as it is the major chemical involved in the regulation of mood and emotion) are altered in times of anxiety, depression, stress or excitement. However, a recent study has shown that early gut bacteria can be linked to happiness in adulthood. In other words, the presence…

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Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy”. Jonathan Eisen studies the ecology and evolution…

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Last July, microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen gave an illuminating speech at TEDMed where he explained the importance of our microbial community. “Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes, he explained, both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy”. Jonathan Eisen studies the ecology and evolution…

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For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota. The tens of trillions of bacteria composing this living community form together what is currently considered by experts as a “new organ” carrying out specific functions which are key to maintaining an…

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For a large portion of society it is still unknown that a whole universe of life forms is active within our intestines, receiving the name of gut microbiota. The tens of trillions of bacteria composing this living community form together what is currently considered by experts as a “new organ” carrying out specific functions which are key to maintaining an…

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We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of the United European Gastroenterology), we will work as an international information and education center aimed at disseminating to society cutting-edge findings…

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We are proud to launch today the first public information service about gut microbiota: the Gut Microbiota World Watch. Thanks to the support of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (member of the United European Gastroenterology), we will work as an international information and education center aimed at disseminating to society cutting-edge findings…

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Did you know that we can find more than 100 trillion of good bacteria in our body? According to a study carried out by more than 80 universities and 200 researchers, humans are made up of more microbes than human cells. Although these figures show us the importance of microbes in our health, the knowledge in that field remained largely…

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Did you know that we can find more than 100 trillion of good bacteria in our body? According to a study carried out by more than 80 universities and 200 researchers, humans are made up of more microbes than human cells. Although these figures show us the importance of microbes in our health, the knowledge in that field remained largely…

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Research & Practice

A mounting body of scientific evidence suggests a link between the gut microbiome and human metabolic health. Indeed, alteration of microbial composition and function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) appears to be a key feature in the pathogenesis of the disease. However, whether the insulin resistance (IR)-associated serum metabolome may predict metabolic and cardiovascular disorders is unknown. A…

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

A mounting body of scientific evidence suggests a link between the gut microbiome and human metabolic health. Indeed, alteration of microbial composition and function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) appears to be a key feature in the pathogenesis of the disease. However, whether the insulin resistance (IR)-associated serum metabolome may predict metabolic and cardiovascular disorders is unknown. A…

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

The incidence of food allergies has increased dramatically in western countries over the past 20 years and the gut microbiota seems to be a promising target for preventing and treating them. However, mechanisms by which gut microbiota is involved in the loss of oral tolerance remain unclear.   A recent study, led by Dr. Charles Mackay from the Monash Biomedicine…

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

The incidence of food allergies has increased dramatically in western countries over the past 20 years and the gut microbiota seems to be a promising target for preventing and treating them. However, mechanisms by which gut microbiota is involved in the loss of oral tolerance remain unclear.   A recent study, led by Dr. Charles Mackay from the Monash Biomedicine…

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

It is already known that a reduction in gut microbial richness is the hallmark change of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, but how this dysbiosis is established in the HIV-exposed uninfected infant is poorly understood. A recent cross-sectional study, led by Dr. Grace M. Aldrovandi from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles (USA), suggests that perturbations in the…

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

It is already known that a reduction in gut microbial richness is the hallmark change of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, but how this dysbiosis is established in the HIV-exposed uninfected infant is poorly understood. A recent cross-sectional study, led by Dr. Grace M. Aldrovandi from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles (USA), suggests that perturbations in the…

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

A diet low in FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) has been studied mostly in the context of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is known to reduce functional gastrointestinal symptoms in this population. In addition, altering FODMAP intake appears to impact fecal microbiota composition in both healthy individuals and those with IBS. The observed success of the low-FODMAP diet…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

A diet low in FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) has been studied mostly in the context of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is known to reduce functional gastrointestinal symptoms in this population. In addition, altering FODMAP intake appears to impact fecal microbiota composition in both healthy individuals and those with IBS. The observed success of the low-FODMAP diet…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

It has been previously found that exercise may play an important role in the overall health of the host by contributing to the diversity of gut microbiota. However, extreme dietary differences, especially high protein intakes, amongst the elite athletes studied may confound interpretations about the specific role of exercise in determining gut bacterial richness. How physical fitness contributes to intestinal…

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

It has been previously found that exercise may play an important role in the overall health of the host by contributing to the diversity of gut microbiota. However, extreme dietary differences, especially high protein intakes, amongst the elite athletes studied may confound interpretations about the specific role of exercise in determining gut bacterial richness. How physical fitness contributes to intestinal…

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