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) ...

Inflammatory disorders

A polyphenol-rich diet prevents inflammation in older people

Polyphenols in the foods that we eat can prevent inflammation in older people, since they alter the intestinal microbiota and induce the production of the indole 3-propionic acid (IPA), a metabolite derived from the degradation ...

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Microbiota

Microbiota is a monotypic] genus of evergreen coniferous shrub in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Microbiota decussata. The plant is native and endemic to a limited area of the Sikhote-Alin mountains in Primorsky Krai - in the Russian Far East region of Western Siberia in Northeast Asia.

Microbiota decussata has never acquired a vernacular or common name in English, though Siberian Cypress and Russian Arborvitae have been proposed.

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