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August 27, 2014

Scientists Sniffing Out The Western Allergy Epidemic

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

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June 29, 2018

Your microbiome may be giving you arthritis. How can we understand it better?

CBC Radio

". . . if it was inflammation caused by a problem with gut bacteria. If this was the case, then it might be possible to stop obesity-related arthritis by manipulating the gut bacteria."

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February 2, 2022

Gut bacteria may play a role in the development of long COVID, by James Kingsland

“Many people who recover from COVID-19 report lingering symptoms such as fatigue, muscle weakness, and insomnia, known collectively as post-acute COVID syndrome (PACS) or long COVID. Previous research has found that individuals who experience severe COVID-19 tend to have gut dysbiosis, a disruption in the community of microorganisms living in the gut.”

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Bones and Skin

October 5, 2014

Diet Alters Gut Bacteria, Influences Bone Disease Risk

"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

November 24, 2021

Elderly Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Exhibit Altered Gut Microbiota Profiles

Journal of Immunology Research, by Qiong Pan, et al

“The composition of gut microbiota differed between normal control and MCI cases. This is the first study to identify a signature series of species in the gut microbiota of individuals with MCI. The results provide a new direction for the future development of an early diagnosis and probiotic regimen.”

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Colitis, Crohn's and IBS

March 1, 2015

Among Trillions Of Microbes In The Gut, A Few Are Special, 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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March 7, 2018

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

"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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Food Choices

September 17, 2021

'Fibre Is The New Protein', by Oliver Morrison

"With only 9% of adults getting the recommended amount of dietary fibre a day, the UK's Food and Drink Federation has launched a new initiative to boost the nation's fibre consumption."

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Health and Exercise

September 14, 2021

The Effects of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer, by Michael Greger, MD

"Researchers have found that beta-glucan fiber in brewer’s, baker’s, and nutritional yeasts may 'enhance the effect of anticancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy and have a positive effect on the survival and quality of life of cancer patients.' "

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Heart and Circulation

June 28, 2019

Review supports heart health benefits of Aronia berry consumption

"'The results of current meta-analysis study highlight that Aronia supplementation may lead to a significant increase in HDL, and reduction in total cholesterol and LDL, respectively . . .”

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Kids and Teens

October 21, 2019

Here is why your child should be fed prebiotics every day

"Probiotics are live microorganisms while Prebiotics are non-digestible fibres which promote growth of probiotics in the intestine."

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March 2019

A Preventive Prebiotic Supplementation Improves the Sweet Taste Perception in Diet-Induced Obese Mice

"These results are consistent with a recent study revealing that human volunteers shifting their habits towards a diet based on the daily consumption of P-rich vegetables showed a reduced desire to eat sweet, fatty, and salty foods, together with an increased hedonic attitude for some inulin-rich vegetables"

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February 17, 2016

To Cell With Aging: ALA, 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

April 27, 2020

Why do we need dietary fiber?

Medical News Today

"Dietary fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet. It is crucial for keeping the gut healthy and reducing the risk of chronic health conditions."

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Pregnancy and Maternity

October 23, 2019

Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows

"A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism."

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Probiotic Bacteria and Microbiome

September 28, 2019

Inter-species communication? New study shows gut bacteria can control our genes and development

"Bacteria in our guts may be impacting human health and disease by telling host genes what to do, say researchers who have uncovered a new mechanism by which our microbiome communicates with and controls the DNA of our own cells."

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