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Gut bacteria plays a role in youth obesity

9/27/2016 - Gut bacteria may mediate some of the processes that lead to obesity in children and adolescents, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers found that overweight youth have a different composition...

'Good' gut bacteria supported by coffee, tea and wine can dramatically fight painful inflammation

5/11/2016 - In their quest to be healthy, some people might inadvertently be giving up foods that are actually beneficial for their health. If you've banned coffee or tea from your diet because of their caffeine content, or you've given wine the boot because it contains alcohol, you might want to rethink your decision,...

Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer

4/20/2016 - A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer. The latest study, conducted by researchers at the University of California,...

Artificial sweeteners alter gut bacteria and cause metabolic dysfunction leading to obesity and diabetes

3/12/2016 - To be able to explain this research, it is best to get a few things out in the open for the global community of health enthusiasts to appreciate. The "artificial sweetener" conversation and research is changing, so there must be a new definition of what artificial sweetener means and the platform upon...

Healthy gut bacteria help prevent age-related diseases

9/20/2015 - Scientists experimenting with fruit flies in a bid to understand how some people can remain in good physical and mental health until a very old age while others do not are hinting that it might have something to do with the gut. Indeed, other recent studies have also started linking diseases such...

The second brain: Gut bacteria control human behavior to get the best nutrients

9/8/2014 - Gut bacteria may manipulate what we eat in order to ensure for themselves the best environment, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico have suggested, in a research review published in the journal BioEssays. Their work,...

Healthy gut bacteria help body regrow intestinal cells, surprised researchers discover

10/31/2013 - It is becoming common knowledge that the human intestinal system is dependent upon a diverse and populous mix of beneficial bacteria in order to maintain strong immunity and to function as designed. But new research out of Georgia has shown, perhaps for the first time, that natural gut bacteria is also...

Mainstream science finally admitting that gut bacteria play a role in preventing obesity

9/17/2013 - With figures showing one in three Americans are officially considered obese, new gut health research may reveal how obesity takes hold and pave the way to natural cures. This month's edition of the journal Science published the first study to confirm that a healthy microbial balance in the gut actually...

Healthy gut bacteria prevent obesity: Study

9/16/2013 - The key to shedding those excess pounds and achieving that lean figure you have always dreamed about could be as simple as eating more bacteria. A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that maintaining healthy and balanced gut bacteria -- that is, the beneficial microbes that...

When weight loss surgery works, it's only because of bacteria changes in the gut

6/24/2013 - Each year, roughly 200,000 morbidly obese Americans go under the knife for weight loss surgery. Most all doctors perform this surgery to save lives and it seems to be working for many. According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, after weight loss surgery, patients lose up to...

Type 2 diabetes breakthrough: Imbalance in gut bacteria likely cause

9/27/2012 - We've all heard the news about the enormous, world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Not only is this form of diabetes (which results from the body's inability to effectively use insulin) soaring among adults, it is now hitting children and teens as well. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the...

Stress alters gut bacteria balance, inhibits proper immune function

3/27/2011 - Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) have identified an important connection between stress and health. According to their study, which was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, stress directly affects the delicate bacterial balance in the intestines that digests food, defends...

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