Health

Environmental contaminants alter gut microbiome, health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In a new paper, ...

Health

Ketogenic diets alter gut microbiome in humans, mice

Low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, which have attracted public interest in recent years for their proposed benefits in lowering inflammation and promoting weight loss and heart health, have a dramatic impact on the microbes ...

Gastroenterology

Changes to gut microbiome may slow cancer growth in smokers

Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2020. ...

Immunology

Diet, nutrition have profound effects on gut microbiome

Nutrition and diet have a profound impact on microbial composition in the gut, in turn affecting a range of metabolic, hormonal, and neurological processes, according to a literature review by scientists from the George Washington ...

Health

Microbes could influence your desire to get outside

Ecology researchers at Flinders University (Australia) and the University of Sheffield (UK) have proposed the "Lovebug Effect," which suggests that microbes could theoretically influence us to spend more time in nature while ...

Genetics

Mapping bacterial neighborhoods in the gut

The microscopic populations of bacteria in our intestines are, in some ways, just like us: They live in communities, eat, work, reproduce, and eventually die. Many of these bacterial species live in harmony with our bodies, ...

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