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Allergies

August 27, 2014

Scientists Sniffing Out The Western Allergy Epidemic

BBC.com

"... children today are being exposed to fewer bacteria than they were in the past, and they are suffering more allergies..."

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Arthritis

January 23, 2018

Microbiome manipulation: Could fibre-rich muesli help fight arthritis and other autoimmune conditions?

NutraIngredients.com

"A diet rich in fibre could aid chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones through the increased production of short-chain fatty acids in the microbiome, say researchers."

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Autoimmune

June 24, 2014

Researchers Identify Key Player In The Genesis Of Human Intestinal Immunity

MedicalNewsToday.com

"Now, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have identified the structures that serve as the foundation for the development of the human intestinal immune system."

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Bones and Skin

October 5, 2014

Diet Alters Gut Bacteria, Influences Bone Disease Risk

NewHope.com

"Growing evidence suggests that changes in the microbiome composition may contribute to development of diseases ranging from cancer to chronic inflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis."

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Brain and Neural

February 7, 2018

Microbiome-host systems interactions: Protective effects of propionate upon the blood-brain barrier.

bioRxiv.org

"Together, these results suggest gut-derived microbial metabolites interact with the BBB, representing a fourth facet of the gut-brain axis that warrants further attention."

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Colitis, Crohn's and IBS

March 1, 2015

Among Trillions Of Microbes In The Gut, A Few Are Special

ScientificAmerican.com, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

". . . the bacteria that seem most anti-inflammatory—including the clostridial clusters—often specialize in fermenting soluble fiber. Fermentation produces various metabolites, including butyrate, acetate and propionate . . . "

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Diabetes

November 12, 2015

Microbiota Influences Impact Of Dietary Strategies For Blood Sugar: Study

NutraIngredients.com by Louisa Richards

"It is incredibly exciting to see the link between the gut microbiota and various dietary fibers, which can help us develop more individualised dietary guidelines."

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Food Choices

August 13, 2018

Spiritual Lessons On Bread With Peter Reinhart

SauteMagazine.com

"Recent efforts focus on the implementation of whole grains and ProBiotein."

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Health and Exercise

December 17, 2014

High-Fibre Diet Improves Lung Health In Smokers

NutraIngredients-Asia.com, by RJ Whitehead

“Auckland University researchers have found that a diet that is high in fibre helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers”

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Heart and Circulation

September 3, 2015

Up Fibre Intake To Lower Blood Pressure: 2000-Strong Study

NutraIngredients-USA.com, by Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

"'Therefore, it may be a favourable approach to choose fibre-rich foods to prevent elevated blood pressure,' they wrote in the British Journal of Nutrition."

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Kids and Teens

May 6, 2014

Synbiotics Show Promise For Cutting Inflammatory Biomarkers In Obese Kids

NutraIngredients-USA.com, by Maggie Fox

"The present findings are consistent with those on the connection between gut microbiota, inflammation, and homeostasis, and their role in the pathogenesis of obesity and related disorders, as well as with the findings on the relationship of diet and gut microbiota with homeostasis, as investigated in experimental models of diet-induced obesity"

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Obesity

March 7, 2018

Wheat-derived arabinoxylan oligosaccharides with bifidogenic properties abolishes metabolic disorders induced by western diet in mice

Nature.com

"Therefore, this is the first study suggesting that wheat bran-derived AXOS is effective to counteract obesity instead of preventing it as previously shown elsewhere."

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Omega-3

February 17, 2016

To Cell With Aging: ALA

NewHope.com, by Shara Rutberg

"Researchers recently revealed that alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which has an essential role in the cellular power plant mitochondria, can kick start the enzyme that lengthens the telomeres."

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Prebiotic Fibers

January 24, 2017

Cork Scientists Uncover Dietary Mechanism To Reverse The Effects of Stress

TheCork.ie by Tom O'Sullivan

"FOS/GOS treatment also reduced chronic stress-induced elevations in stress hormones and immune factors in addition to stress-induced depressive-like and anxiety-like behavior."

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Pregnancy and Maternity

December 17, 2016

How To Provide The Strongest Foundation For Your Newborn's Microbiome

MindBodyGreen.com, by Dr. Eva Zasloff

"So an essential part of the first few months of a baby's life is establishing a healthy bacterial environment in areas like the skin and the gut."

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Probiotic Bacteria and Microbiome

January 19, 2017

‘FishTaco’ Explains A Lot About Your Microbiome

HSNewsbeat.uw.edu, by Michael McCarthy

". . . researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine report that they have developed a novel method that reveals how much individual bacterial species contribute to disease-associated functional imbalances in the microbiome."

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