A recent study, led by Prof. Brian K. Coombes from the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada), has found that AIEC colonization along with acute infectious gastroenteritis worsened clinical outcome and increased mortality in mice, and also that the infectious diarrhoea caused by microbes promoted growth of AIEC and heightened the inflammatory state in the gut.

Now a recent study, led by Dr. Nicola Santoro from the Department of Paediatrics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (USA), has found that the gut microbiota of obese youth may drive a higher accumulation of energy than that of lean adolescents through an elevated production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and a higher capability to oxidize carbohydrates.

Probiotics

9 Nov 2016

by GMFH Editing Team

Probiotics are ‘live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. In other words, these friendly bacteria work hard to improve your health.