Gut

Diabetes

Debate continues on impact of artificial sweeteners

New research from the University of Adelaide has added to the debate about how our bodies respond to artificial sweeteners and whether they are good, bad or have no effect on us.

Cancer

Dismantling pancreas cancer's armor

Pancreas cancer is notoriously impervious to treatment and resists both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It has also been thought to provide few targets for immune cells, allowing tumors to grow unchecked. But new research ...

Diabetes

Intestinal barrier sleeve shows benefit in rat model of diabetes

(HealthDay)—Implantation of a duodenal-endoluminal sleeve (DES) correlates with reductions in body weight (BW) from loss of fat mass, and with improvements in glucose and lipid homeostasis in a rat model of diabetes, according ...

Medical research

Weight loss through the use of intestinal barrier sleeves

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, USA, have discovered that the placement of a non-permeable tube in the small intestine leads to reduced nutrient absorption ...

Overweight & Obesity

Removable 'gut sleeve' might become a future weight-loss tool

(HealthDay)—People struggling with severe obesity are increasingly turning to bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. But the procedure is invasive, irreversible and not without risks. A new study conducted on rats describes ...

Medical research

Gastric bypass surgery changes the brain’s response to food

(Medical Xpress)—The weight loss seen in patients after gastric bypass surgery for obesity may be helped by changes in the way the brain itself responds to food, reducing not only hunger but also the drive to eat for pleasure, ...

Immunology

Cesareans weaken gut microbiota and increase risk of allergies

Children who came into the world by Caesarean section are more often affected by allergies than those born in the natural way. The reason for this may be that they have a less diverse gut microbiota, according to a study ...

Medical research

Narrower range of helpful bacteria in guts of C-section infants

The range of helpful bacteria in the guts of infants delivered by caesarean section, during their first two years of life, is narrower than that of infants delivered vaginally, indicates a small study published online in ...

Medical research

Amniotic fluid stem cells repair gut damage

Stem cells taken from amniotic fluid were used to restore gut structure and function following intestinal damage in rodents, in new research published in the journal Gut. The findings pave the way for a new form of cell therapy ...

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