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Emerging evidence shows the involvement of our gut microbiome in conditions apparently unrelated to the gut ecosystem. And it seems that is the case with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder…

Despite their popularity, potatoes have a reputation for being an unhealthy food that is high in starchy carbohydrates. Work from the lab of Dr. Thomas Schmidt of the University of Michigan, however, offers some redemption…

Les pommes de terre, ces féculents pourtant tant appréciés, ont souvent une mauvaise réputation au niveau nutritionnel car elles sont riches en fécule. La fécule est principalement composée d’amidon, un glucide complexe, absorbé au niveau…

A pesar de ser un alimento popular, las patatas tienen fama de poco saludables por su alto contenido en carbohidratos almidonados. Sin embargo, las investigaciones llevadas a cabo  por el laboratorio del Dr. Thomas Schmidt,…

The source of variation in the composition and function of the microbiome within and between species is yet to be fully understood. Although genetic background and diet have been suggested as major drivers of gut…

Traditionally, microbial communities that inhabit the human body and surrounding environments have been characterized through culturing on selective plates. However, this approach shows a low sensitivity and does not allow for exploring the unculturable fraction…

The microbes that inhabit our intestines are responsible for several functions such as synthesizing vitamins as well as modulating our immune system, metabolism and blood sugar levels. Recent studies show that the gut microbiota may…

Les micro-organismes qui peuplent nos intestins sont impliqués dans de nombreuses fonctions, telles que la synthèse de vitamines, ainsi que la régulation de notre système immunitaire, métabolisme et glycémie. Des études récentes montrent que le…

Los microbios que habitan en nuestro intestino llevan a cabo numerosas funciones como sintetizar las vitaminas o modular nuestro sistema inmunitario, metabolismo y nivel de glucosa en sangre. Estudios recientes han mostrado que la microbiota…