Medical research

Common prebiotic fiber mitigates harm of high-salt diet in rats

New research in rats finds a diet high in the prebiotic fiber inulin offered a protective effect against the damage of a high-salt diet. The research will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society (APS) ...

Health

Why does everyone seem to have food intolerances these days?

Most of you will have noticed hosting a dinner party is harder than it used to be. One friend is gluten-free, another is dairy-free, one can't eat onion and two more are vegetarian. Are food intolerances increasing? Or do ...

Gastroenterology

Consumer Health: What is IBS?

April is IBS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

Oncology & Cancer

Study investigates assumptions about colonoscopy accuracy

If you're over 45, chances are your doctor has told you to get screened for colorectal cancer. While it's a seemingly routine recommendation these days, a great deal of scientific analysis goes into the details. Regularly ...

Medical research

Neutral mutants can prevail in gut microbiota, enhancing diversity

Scientists at EPFL and Sorbonne propose a new model of the diversity and evolution of gut bacteria that shows how the gut environment helps neutral mutations become prevalent, with significant potential implications on health ...

Oncology & Cancer

Video: Prepare for colon cancer screening with confidence

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine, or colon, and rectum. It's an important exam that's performed to check for colon cancer. But some would agree that preparing for the ...

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