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Common food preservative has unexpected effects on the gut microbiome

Written by | 8 Feb 2024

Food manufacturers often add preservatives to food products to keep them fresh. A primary purpose of these preservatives is to kill microbes that could break down and otherwise… read more.

Gut microbiome diversity improves survival in children receiving stem cell transplants

Written by | 6 Sep 2023

The presence of diverse species of micro-organisms in the intestinal tract of children who have undergone a donor stem cell transplant significantly enhances overall patient survival and reduces… read more.

Peanuts and herbs and spices may positively impact gut microbiome

Written by | 5 Dec 2022

Adding a daily ounce of peanuts or about a teaspoon of herbs and spices to your diet may affect the composition of gut bacteria, an indicator of overall… read more.

Snacking on almonds boosts gut health

Written by | 28 Oct 2022

Eating a handful of almonds a day significantly increases the production of butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that promotes gut health. A team of researchers from King’s College… read more.

Fragile balance in the gut

Written by | 3 Jul 2022

The presence of probiotics such as lactic acid bacteria changes the environment in the intestine and forces the yeast fungus Candida albicans to change its metabolism, making it less infectious…. read more.

Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Written by | 17 Aug 2021

Our gut microbiome — the ever-changing “rainforest” of bacteria living in our intestines — is primarily affected by our lifestyle, including what we eat or the medications we… read more.

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