Health

Even on standardized diet, gut flora change from day to day

Researchers are only beginning to understand how the gut microbiome—the vital community of microorganisms that lives in our intestines—interacts with our bodies and the food we eat. For doctors and scientists, the challenge ...

Medical research

Human gut study questions probiotic health benefits

Probiotics are found in everything from chocolate and pickles to hand lotion and baby formula, and millions of people buy probiotic supplements to boost digestive health. But new research suggests they might not be as effective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human microbiome influences rotavirus vaccine response

In a proof-of-concept study in healthy adult men, scientists in the Netherlands found that microbiome manipulation with antibiotics influenced the response to oral rotavirus vaccine. Specifically, they found higher levels ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Advances along the gut-liver-brain axis in Alzheimer's disease

Four new studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago investigated how the digestive system, including gut and liver functions, may be related to changes in the brain, and ...

Pediatrics

How maternal diet could change the infant gut microbiome

UNSW Sydney researchers presenting at the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Conference in Sydney this week highlighted evidence that suggest changes to a mother's microbiome, or gut health, brought on by obesity ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut, research reveals

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome—the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us—during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia School ...

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