News tagged with digestive tract

For our guts, not just any microbiome will do

Gut bacteria's key role in immunity is tuned to the host species, researchers have found, suggesting that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract evolved with us—a tantalizing clue in the mysterious recent ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Gut bacteria increase fat absorption

You may think you have dinner all to yourself, but you're actually sharing it with a vast community of microbes waiting within your digestive tract. A new study from a team including Carnegie's Steve Farber ...

Sep 12, 2012
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Gastric bypass reduces blood pressure

The kidneys play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure by adjusting the production of urine after eating or drinking. This process begins already in the upper digestive tract, which could explain why gastric ...

Sep 07, 2011
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