How air pollution affects the digestive system

Fine air particles, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), are a major air pollutant linked to various health problems. These particles can travel deep into the lungs and even enter the bloodstream when inhaled. Recent ...


Q&A: Food to reduce bloating

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My doctor recommended that I add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. I have slowly increased my intake over the past two months, but lately I have begun to experience increased gas and bloating. Are there ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Flu during pregnancy may lead to changes in offspring's immune function

A new study in mice suggests that having a common form of the flu during pregnancy may affect the next generation by impairing immune function in the gut. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal ...


Postbiotics: The new kid in the gut health family

When it comes to our health, most of us have heard of prebiotics and probiotics and know something about their benefits to our digestive system (even if it's hard to tell them apart), but what about postbiotics?

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